Seniors Connect: Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias

November 21, 2019 Boston Free
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(Photo: PamelaJoeMcFarlane/iStock)
(Photo: PamelaJoeMcFarlane/iStock)

Join the Vilna over coffee and babka for a presentation and conversation with Dr. Michael Alosco about Alzheimer’s disease. He will discuss recent advances in Alzheimer’s research, including discussion on risk factors, prevention and clinical trial outcomes. He will also touch on CTE and its relation to Alzheimer’s disease.

Dr. Michael Alosco is an assistant professor of neurology at the Boston University School of Medicine and the associate director of the BU Alzheimer’s Disease Center and the BU Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) Center Clinical Core. His career has been devoted to the investigation of the diagnosis, risk factors and biomarkers of neurodegenerative diseases, with focus on AD and related dementias. He earned his Ph.D. from Kent State University in clinical psychology in 2015, with an emphasis in neuropsychology. He became assistant professor of neurology at the BUSM in 2018. He has over 120 peer-reviewed publications and is the recipient of NIH grant funding. His currently funded research is using various MRI tools to better understand the risk factors and mechanisms of AD and CTE.

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Co-chaired by Evvajean Mintz and Susan Rosen.

Seniors Connect! is especially for seniors in the Boston area who are looking to connect with other seniors for creative activities and resource sharing. We gather at the Vilna Shul monthly for compelling discussions and events that are relevant to seniors’ needs and life experiences.

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When
Thursday, November 21, 2019, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Where
The Vilna Shul, Boston's Center for Jewish Culture
18 Phillips St
Boston, MA 02114
Price
Free
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