GARDENA — The Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute and the Alzheimer’s Association are co-sponsoring a seminar on Saturday, Oct. 26.

Researcher John Danner will take you through the current understanding of risk factors for dementia and the steps you can take to try to lower your risk for future cognitive problems.

Danner is a licensed clinical social worker with many years of experience in aging, disability, and dementia.  He is on the staff of the Memory and Aging Center at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California, working with a multidisciplinary research group on dementia research projects.

He directs the Brain Research Study, an Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center-funded study by the National Institutes of Health. The study provides brain donations to discover the molecular and neurological basis for memory loss.

This seminar will take place at the Gardena Valley JCI’s Nisei Veterans Hall, 1964 W. 162nd St., Gardena, at 10 a.m., and is free and open to the public.  For more information,  call the JCI office at (310) 324-6611 or email

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