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.
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
New Ways of Thinking About Emotional Health, Loneliness and Social Engagement in Older Adults
Dr. Donovan will discuss her collaborative research investigating the neurology of emotional and social function in healthy older adults and those affected by Alzheimer’s disease. Her work aims to define emotional, behavioral and pathological changes, such as anxiety, depression and subtle changes in social function, that occur at the earliest stages of Alzheimer’s disease, prior to the onset of cognitive impairment. By recognizing these early symptoms in older adults, she seeks to enhance the detection of Alzheimer’s disease and advance treatment options to preserve cognitive and mental health in late-life.
Wednesday October 23rd, 2019
Crissey Farm Banquet House
426 Stockbridge Rd.
Great Barrington MA 01230
Free parking onsite. Light refreshments will be served.
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Nancy J. Donovan, M.D.
Director of Geriatric Psychiatry
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Associate Researcher, Massachusetts General Hospital
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School