FULL Cutting Edge Lecture in Science: Why we get old and die, and what to do about it


Redpath Museum Auditorium, 859 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, QC, H3A 0C4, CA
FREE with admission to Museum

By Henry Olders M.D. (Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, McGill). 

Talk Summary:

Why is coffee good for you when you’re older? Why is too much protein bad for you? Learn which supplements are harmful, which are helpful, and why. Can stress be good for you? Do our gut bacteria play a role? Epigenetics? What’s the connection between sleep loss and cancer?

Dr. Henry Olders talks about the links between diet, lifestyle, and the diseases of aging, including dementia, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, arthritis, and cancer, and provides practical advice to extend healthy longevity.

Drawing on his studies and experience as a geriatric psychiatrist and a computer systems engineer, Dr. Olders has applied the problem-solving approach he learned in engineering with his knowledge of physiology, metabolism, aging, evolutionary processes, and human behaviour acquired in medical school, to come up with unique perspectives on what links sleep patterns with affective disorders; what’s behind the increase of anger, rude behaviour, and violence in our society, and brain-derived machine learning algorithms, and of course the topic of this talk.