Healthy Living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI): Clearing the Air about Cigarettes and the Aging Brain

9:30 am - 11:30 am

Register to join us for "Healthy Living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI): Clearing the Air about Cigarettes and the Aging Brain." This class is designed for people living and coping with a diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment and their families.

Class description

According to the World Health Organization, 14% of dementia cases worldwide may be caused by cigarette smoking. Our featured speaker, Adrienne Johnson, PhD, will offer a science-informed presentation on cigarette smoking in aging and cognitively impaired adults. Johnson will share insights into the latest research on cigarette smoking and its effects on the brain as well as her own research that shows quitting at any age can reduce a person’s risk for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and slow cognitive decline.

Class will be held virtually using Zoom and is co-sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association Wisconsin Chapter. Download the event flyer.

Learn more about this class series and view upcoming dates and archived past classes at the series web page.

Hosted by Nathaniel Chin, MD, UW Health memory clinic doctor and medical director of the Healthy Living with MCI series.

About the presenter

Adrienne Johnson, PhD, is an assistant scientist at the UW Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention (UW-CTRI). Dr. Johnson’s research focuses on reducing the negative impacts of smoking and better understanding the role of smoking on brain health, particularly Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias.


Registration is free and everyone is welcome to attend. To reserve your spot, register online. If you have questions, contact Bonnie Nuttkinson at (608) 265-0407.