According to the Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s disease is America’s most expensive disease, costing the nation $259 billion a year. Barring the development of medical breakthroughs to prevent, stop or slow Alzheimer’s disease the estimated 5.5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s will more than triple by 2050.
Continuing their efforts to keep local communities informed on the latest in Alzheimer’s and dementia research, the Alzheimer’s Association will host an upcoming AlzTalks regional research presentation on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 in Mashpee.
“Because of this trajectory and the impact of Alzheimer’s disease on families, finding meaningful treatment and a cure is one of our top priorities,” shares Jim Wessler, President and CEO of the Alzheimer’s Association, Massachusetts New Hampshire Chapter. “AlzTalks is our way of giving the public a chance to hear from a local leading researcher on where we are today and what is on the horizon for the future.”
Beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Willowbend Country Club, 305 Quinaquisset Avenue, the program will feature speaker Rhoda Au, PhD. Currently serving as Director of Neuropsychology at the Framingham Heart Study, Dr. Au has been involved in research related to cognitive aging and preclinical dementia since 1990. Most recently, she has integrated digital technology into the cognitive assessment process.
The AlzTalks program is free and open to the public, but registration is encouraged. To register call 800.272.3900 or visit alzmassnh.org/alztalks.
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s research, care and support. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s. Visit alz.org/MANH or call 800.272.3900.