Join Us for the 12th Annual Women in Philanthropy Health Summit

Saturday, April 13, 2024
9:00am to 12:00pm
Registration and Continental Breakfast at 8:30 – 9:00am

Willoughby Golf Clubhouse
3001 SE Doubleton Drive, Stuart

Memory Function and Ways to Preserve It Over The Lifespan

Memory is one of the most complicated and poorly understood functions of the brain. Our ability to remember provides us with a past and present and enables us to plan for the future. More fundamental is the fact that memory enables our life story and our ability to share such with others. From an inability to recall information presented minutes earlier to supra-memory performance and even recall while unconscious our study of memory is never boring. Neuroscience has discovered structures critical to memory and learning, different memory subsystems, and diseases/conditions that affect our ability to learn and remember.

This presentation will provide an understanding of neuroanatomical substrates that underlie memory, different subtypes of memory and how each is expressed/measured, and how conditions such as dementia, mood disorder, and medication sides effects can negatively impact our ability to learn and remember. The difference between normal age-related memory change, mild cognitive impairment and dementia will be provided. Finally, modifying medical, lifestyle, and medication variables will be discussed as ways to help limit memory loss particularly as we get older.

Keynote Speaker

Paul David Nussbaum, Ph.D., ABPP

Doctor Nussbaum is board-certified in Clinical Psychology and Geropsychology with a specialization in Neuropsychology. He is a member of the National Health Register for Psychologists and a Fellow of the National Academy of Neuropsychology and American Academy of Clinical Psychology. Having earned Phi-Beta Kappa and his Doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Arizona in 1991, Dr. Nussbaum completed his internship and Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He is an Adjunct Professor in Neurological Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

He is the Founder and President of Brain Health Center, Inc. that provides independent medical examinations, neuropsychological assessments, for those suffering neurological and neurobehavioral disorders. The Center also serves as the epicenter for Dr. Nussbaum’s Brain Health Lifestyle®, consultation business, and his Keynote presentations internationally.

Doctor Nussbaum has 30 years-experience in the care of adults and older persons suffering dementia, head injury, and many neuropsychiatric disorders. An expert in neuroanatomy and human behavior, he has published many peer reviewed articles, books, and chapters within the scientific community. He also serves on the editorial boards for several scientific and clinical journals.

Doctor Nussbaum educates the general public on the basics of the human brain and how to keep the brain healthy over the entire lifespan. He has presented his views on brain health at the United Nations, National Press Club, Mensa, Sirius Radio, and CSPAN. His keynote presentations are both informative and fun and he is often interviewed by the local and national press/media.

Dr. Nussbaum serves as the “face of brain health” to many companies and organizations, as he bridges neuroscience to the general public.

For more information about brain health, the Brain Health Center, or Dr. Nussbaum, visit his website ( or call (412) 471-1195.

Some of Dr. Nussbaum’s Publications

Health Summit Sponsors

Alan & Jill MacDonald