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Mind Readers book club to discuss ‘Why We Sleep’

March 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm


The Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center invites you to join the Mind Readers book club for an illuminating look into the book Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker, PhD. Joining us willGraphic image promoting the Mind Readers book club, shows cover of book picked, "Why We Sleep" by Matthew Walker, PhD. be University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers and brain health experts Steven Barczi, MD, and Barbara Bendlin, PhD. Nathaniel Chin, MD, will moderate the discussion. REGISTER

About the book:
Sleep is one of the most important but least understood aspects of our life; it enormously impacts our memory and thinking. In his book, Why We Sleep, neuroscientist and sleep expert Dr. Matthew Walker explores sleep and examines how it affects every facet of our physical and mental well-being. Walker is a professor of neuroscience and psychology at UC Berkeley, the Director of its Sleep and Neuroimaging Lab, and a former professor of psychiatry at Harvard University.

More about the guest speakers:
Steven Barczi, MD, is a faculty member in the Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology in the Department of Medicine. He is an attending physician at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital where he is clinical director of the Division of Geriatrics, director of the Geriatrics Patient Aligned Care Team, and director of the Sleep Telemedicine Program.

Barbara Bendlin, PhD, is a professor in the Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology within the Department of Medicine, leader of the Research Education Component (REC) in the Wisconsin ADRC and director of the UW-Madison Neuroscience & Public Policy Program. Her research focuses on the interplay of factors contributing to healthy or diseased brain aging.

More about the moderator:
Nathaniel Chin, MD, is an assistant professor in the Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology within the Department of Medicine, serves as medical director and Clinical Core Co-Leader for the Wisconsin ADRC and medical director for the Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer’s Prevention (WRAP). Chin also sees patients in the UW Health Memory Assessment Clinics, studies lifestyle-associated risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease, oversees the clinical care provided to research participants, and is the host of the Wisconsin ADRC’s podcast, Dementia Matters.

Thanks to our partners:
A Room of One’s Own bookstore located at 2717 Atwood Avenue in Madison, WI, is offering readers 10% off this title. When shopping in-store, mention the Mind Readers book club discount. When shopping online, use promo code: MINDREADERSCLUB

The Madison Public Library has copies of Why We Sleep available to place holds on. The audiobook on CD is available to reserve. In addition, Wisconsin’s Digital Library offers ebooks and audiobooks of the title.


March 15
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
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