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Man goes to the doctor to get his test results. Doctor says, “I’ve got two pieces of bad news. The first is you’ve got cancer.” Man says, “Oh my God! Well, what’s the other?” Doctor says, “You’ve got Alzheimer’s disease.” Man says, “Well, at least I don’t have cancer.” Presumably, GW neurologist Richard Restak’s lecture based on his book, Older and Wiser: How to Maintain Peak Mental Ability for as Long as You Live, will take a more dignified approach as he discusses new findings in how the brain stands up to the ravages of time and tasteless jokes at 6 p.m. at the Department of Agriculture’s Jefferson Auditorium, 12th & Independence Ave. NW. $13. For reservations call (202) 357-3030. (James Lochart)