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Dine & Learn

Saturday, June 10, 2017 from 12pm – 2:30pm at the Hibernian Hall, 184 Dudley Street, Boston, MA 02119, the Center for Alzheimer Research and Treatment and Massachusetts Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center will host an educational series called Dine & Learn, in partnership with The Bass of Boston WZBR.

This workshop and luncheon is for anyone who has loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. The workshop is open to family members, caregivers, health advocates and community members. Topics will include: What is memory? When is memory normal vs. not normal? What is Alzheimer’s disease and is it different from normal aging? What can I do to prevent Alzheimer’s disease and can research really benefit me?

There is no cost to attend; however, registration is required and can be completed by calling The Bass of Boston Radio at 617-238-7105, going online at TheBassradio.com, or emailing Dineandlearn@gmail.com.

 

Forget Me Not

TheForget Me Not play raises awareness for Alzheimer's Disease by focusing on one African-American family's struggle with the disease, through comedy and relatability. The play covers the ramifications of the disease's impact and effect on the members of the family, as they try to cope with their father's diagnosis.

You can see the play in Boston on Saturday, June 17th, 2017 at Hibernian Hall, 184 Dudley Street, Boston MA 02119

To reserve your tickets, visit africanamericansagainstalzheimers.org. To learn more about the play, the cast, and the playwright Garrett Davis, please visit the Forget Me Not website.

 

Alz Talks: Our Vision of the Future Lecture Series

Join us for the final event of the AlzTalks program,sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association MA/NH Chapter .

The featured speaker is Jonathan Jackson, PhD, Instructor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. Jackson will be talking about The Brain: Aging and Alzheimer's Disease, with a focus on the current research findings in early detection and diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. He will include information on upcoming clinical trials that aim to prevent Alzheimer’s disease before symptoms are exhibited. 

This event will take place on Tuesday, June 20th 2017 from 6:30pm – 9:00pm at Willowbend Country Club, 30 Willowbend Drive, Mashpee, MA 02649. 

To reserve seating, register at http://alzmass.org/alztalks/ or call 800-272-3900. This program is free and open to the public.

 

Alzheimer's in the News

*indicates articles featuring CART studies, researchers, or friends.

 

It's Your Health with Lisa Davis interviews Dr. Jonathan Jackson, Instructor in Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital*

It's Your Health With Lisa Davis. March 2017. It's Your Health with Lisa Davis interviews Dr. Jonathan Jackson, Instructor in Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital, about health disparities around Alzheimer’s disease for Black Americans and some of the barriers to access new therapies, as well as the importance of participating in research to find improved treatments.

The New Offensive on Alzheimer’s Disease: Stop it Before it Starts*

Newsweek. February 16, 2017. This aggressive attempt to prevent Alzheimer’s rather than treating it is the most exciting new development in decades, as well as a radical departure for researchers and the pharmaceutical industry.


Blood test for Alzheimer’s disease still years away
The Boston Globe.  March 11, 2014.  Blood test for Alzheimer’s disease still years away.

Blood Test Might Predict Who Will Develop Alzheimer’s
The Today Show.  March 10, 2014.  Dr. Howard Federoff and co-investigator Dr. Amrita Cheema have developed a blood test that might predict who will develop Alzheimer’s.

New Study Will Test Possibility of Preventing Alzheimer's
Cape and Islands NPR Station.  October 4, 2013.  One of the most significant Alzheimer's drug studies in history is about to begin in Boston.

Test of Alzheimer’s Drug Gets Large Federal Grant
The New York Times.  September 18, 2013.  Announcement of a federal clinical trial that could lead to a treatment that prevents Alzheimer's Disease.