Dr. Andy Liu, MD, MS, & Assistant Professor of Neurology, Duke University will:
- Provide background on tests used to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease
- Explore the three main categories of testing, including: genetic testing, fluid and imaging biomarkers
- evidence-base models to disclose testing results
About The Speaker:
As a behavioral neurologist, Dr. Liu’s primary goal during clinic visits is to determine if brain function changes in adults above the age of 50 are related to the aging process or are suggestive of a neurodegenerative disease requiring further care. Common neurodegenerative diseases that are evaluated during clinic visits include Alzheimer’s disease, frontotemporal dementia, and Lewy body dementia. Another focus during clinic visits is to address all neurological, psychiatric, and medical factors which may impact brain health. Dr. Liu describes understanding a patient's life-long journey as a privilege and honor. This is an important part of his clinic visit since it allows him to identify various risk factors throughout one's life which may lead to the development of a neurodegenerative disorder. Dr. Liu describes this as one of the main reasons he chose to become a behavioral neurologist.
CARiNG-StARR Speakers Series
The CARiNG-StARR (Creating Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias Researchers for the Next Generation – Stimulating Access to Research in Residency) Pathway Speakers Series features experts on a wide range of topics in the Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias field including advances in research, clinical care, and more.
CARiNG-StARR Speakers Series is open to all faculty, staff, trainees, students, alumni, and friends of the program.
Join Zoom Meeting
Wednesday, October 13th, 2021, Noon – 1pm
Meeting ID: 961 3286 8780