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2019 AlzTalks Regional Series

Learn why there is a reason to hope. 

Defeating Dementia: Shaping our Future through Research

The foundation of our vision of a world without Alzheimer’s will be built on the work of researchers around the globe.

The foundation of our vision of a world without Alzheimer’s will be built on the work of researchers around the globe. Our 2019 AlzTalks series features local researchers who will discuss:

  • Brain changes associated with memory loss and different types of dementia
  • Early detection
  • Risk factors and lifestyle interventions
  • Clinical trials

Find an AlzTalks near you!

Seth Gale, MD

Associate Neurologist,
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Instructor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School

Southeastern MA AlzTalks


Spotlight on: Pathways to Prevention – Maximizing Brain-Healthy Behavior to Decrease the Risk Cognitive Decline

Converging evidence suggests that up to 35% of Alzheimer disease and related dementia cases may be due to modifiable risk factors. Dr. Gale will discuss research on how brain-healthy behaviors may reduce risk and improve cognition, overall health, and quality of life.

Stonehill College
Martin Institute Auditorium
320 Washington St, North Easton, MA 02357

Tuesday April 9th, 2019
6:30-8:30pm

6:30pm
Reception with light refreshments

7:00pm
Program

Free to attend. Free parking on site.

or call our 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900

Central MA AlzTalks

 

Spotlight on: Neuropsychiatric Symptoms in Late Life and in Early Alzheimer’s Disease

Dr. Gatchel will review common psychiatric symptoms in late life and in early Alzheimer’s disease. She will also discuss clinical research aimed at understanding the neurobiology of these symptoms, and current approaches to their treatment.

Alzheimer’s Association Worcester Office
100 North Parkway
Worcester, MA 01605

Thursday April 18th, 2019
5:30-7:30pm

5:30pm
Reception with light refreshments

6:00pm
Program

 

Free to attend.  Free parking on site.

or call our 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900

Jennifer R. Gatchel, M.D., Ph.D. 

Assistant Psychiatrist in the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry, McLean Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital
Instructor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Rebecca Amariglio, Ph.D.

Clinical Neuropsychologist, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts Hospital

Assistant Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School

Northeastern MA AlzTalks


Subjective Cognitive Decline in Preclinical Alzheimer’s disease

Dr. Amariglio will discuss how subjective cognitive complaints may help better inform who may be at risk for Alzheimer’s disease. She will explore the types of complaints that may be most specific to Alzheimer’s disease compared to normal aging, and how tracking people’s complaints over time may also help us to understand the disease course.

University of Massachusetts – Lowell
Saab Emerging Technologies and Innovation Center
Perry Atrium
40 University Avenue, Lowell, MA 01854

Tuesday April 30th, 2019
5:30-8pm

6:15pm
Reception with light refreshments

7pm
Program

Free to attend. Free parking on site at Riverside Parking Lots (307 Riverside Street, Lowell MA, 01854) with a shuttle provided if needed

or call our 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900.

If you’d like to request any accommodations, please include your request in your registration before April 23rd, 2019.

Central New Hampshire  AlzTalks


Capturing the Earliest Changes in Cognition that Distinguish Preclinical Alzheimer’s disease from Normal Aging

Dr. Papp will discuss how cognition is typically assessed and how cognitive assessment is improving through new technology and new tests. She will also discuss the particular types of language and memory decline that are observed in Alzheimer’s disease and the importance of the sensitive measurement of cognition for early diagnosis and intervention.

McLane Audubon Center
84 Silk Farm Rd
Concord, NH 03301

Tuesday May 7th, 2019
5:30-8pm

5:30pm
Reception with light refreshments

6pm
Program

Free to attend. Free parking on site.

or call our 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900.

If you’d like to request any accommodations, please include your request in your registration before April 23rd, 2019.

Kathryn Papp, Ph.D.

Clinical Neuropsychologist, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Assistant Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School

Stay tuned for more dates in 2019!