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Aging Brain Subject of Wyoming PBS Documentary

April 20, 2011 — Steps people can take to preserve the health of their brain as they age will be the focus of a television documentary at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 12, on Wyoming Public Television.

University of Wyoming and statewide experts will share positive messages about the aging brain in the 30-minute documentary, "Gray Matters: Exploring the Mature Mind," produced by the Wyoming Geriatric Education Center (WyGEC) in the UW College of Health Sciences.

UW personnel featured in the documentary include Deb Fleming, clinical professor and WyGEC director; Christine McKibbin, assistant professor in the UW Department of Psychology; Dr. Kristina Stefka, a faculty physician at the UW Family Practice in Cheyenne; and social work graduate student Pat Engler-Parish.

WyGEC produced the documentary with financial support from the UW Division of Social Work, Richard Chatham, the Wyoming Department of Health Office of Multicultural Health and Cheyenne Regional Medical Center. The documentary was made with in-kind support from AARP Wyoming and the St. John's Institute for Cognitive Health in Jackson.

Wyoming PBS can be seen in communities throughout Wyoming. A complete list of channels can be found at

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