Introducing ADC University!

ADC University is a free classroom learning environment that focuses on providing community members of all ages with engaging and up-to-date information on aging. ADC University will be held in both the summer and fall with an 8 week course called AgeWISE.

Do you want to have a better understanding of how the brain ages normally and how this is different from diseases of brain aging, such as Alzheimer’s disease? 

Are you interested in learning about lifestyle practices that might improve the odds of successful brain aging?

Would you like to learn some techniques for reducing some common problems that result from normal brain aging, such as forgetting names?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, the AgeWISE class is for you!  AgeWISE meets for an hour and a half each week over an 8 week period.  Each class will cover topics in brain aging using both lecture and class discussion. Students will be assigned homework to help increase the value of the class. There are no grades! Homework is purely for your learning and for facilitation of discussion.

AgeWISE is designed for healthy older adults without a diagnosis of dementia.

Cost: Free

Session Information:

Session: TBD (Stay Tuned!)


Boston University Medical Campus

Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Center
Boston University School of Medicine
72 East Concord Street, B-7800
Boston, MA 02118


MaureenOConnor About the Instructor: Dr. Maureen K. O’Connor completed her undergraduate studies at Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York. She earned her doctoral degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and completed her predoctoral residency in neuropsychology at Yale University School of Medicine. She completed her postdoctoral training at Cornell Weill Medical College/Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan and the Bedford Veterans Hospital/Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. O’Connor is currently the Director of Neuropsychology at the Bedford Veterans Hospital, Associate Director of the Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Center Education Core and an Instructor of Neurology at Boston University. Dr. O’Connor is a licensed clinical psychologist and a board-certified neuropsychologist.