Cognitive Decline & Dementia: Updates on Aging
Jeffrey Keller, PhD & W. Patrick Gahan MD, FACP

2010 Men's Health Conference

Jeffrey Keller, PhD
Pennington Biomedical Research Center
6400 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Dr Jeffrey Keller is a Professor and Associate Executive Director for Basic Research at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center (PBRC). Dr. Keller is also the recipient of the Hibernia National Bank/Edward G. Schlieder Endowed Chair at PBRC. Dr Keller has published over 100 peer reviewed articles on the topics of aging, oxidative stress, and Alzheimer’s disease. At the PBRC Dr Keller continues his NIH funded work on the anti-aging effects of caloric restriction and identifying the basis of oxidative stress in Alzheimer’s disease. Additionally, Dr Keller will expand his work into understanding the influence of diet in modulating the development and progression of both dementia and neuropathology. Dr Keller also serves as the Director of the Institute for Dementia Research and Prevention, which he established at the PBRC in 2008.

W. Patrick Gahan MD, FACP
Internal Medicine / Geriatrics
Lake Senior Care Center
5247 Didesse Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Dr. Gahan earned his degree from the University of Illinois in 1976. He completed three years of Internal Medicine training at Washington University in St Louis. Since 1979 he has practiced Internal Medicine in Baton Rouge. Dr Gahan was among the first Board Certified Geriatricians, passing the first qualifying exam in 1988. He maintains current Board Certification in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics. A past board member of Alzheimer’s Services and a current faculty appointee at Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Dr Gahan has a keen interest in aging and the other memory disorders of growing old.