Tom Ala, M.D., is interim director and associate professor of clinical neurology with the Center for Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders, Department of Neurology, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, Ill. For 12 years prior to coming to SIU, Dr. Ala was the lead physician for the Memory Disorder Clinic at Regions Hospital, part of the University of Minnesota system, in St. Paul, Minn. He is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
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This special report includes storytelling, news and information about health care for older adults in rural areas
Our special series, Vitality Arts, shows the powerful effect that participating in the arts can have on our minds, bodies and souls. Look to this page for information, resources and inspiration that will help you age better through the arts and show that creativity has no age limit.