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Alzheimer’s Disease Annual Research Update

Date:
Fri, November 4, 2011
Time:
8:30 am 12:30 pm

The Alzheimer’s Association Annual Research Seminar, held in collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Disease Assistance Center of the Hudson Valley (ADAC), Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, and the New York State Department of Health, will take place on Friday, November 4thfrom 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Rosedale Conference Room (Billings Building # 4 – 2nd Floor) on the campus of Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, 785 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains, NY. The annual seminar focuses on the latest research as well as treatment options for the disease. Barry Jordan, M.D., Director of the ADAC and Director of the Memory Evaluation and Treatment Service (METS) at Burke, will speak on “Differential Diagnosis of Dementia.” In addition to Dr. Jordan’s presentation, Richard Lipton, M.D., Professor of Neurology and Principal Investigator of the Aging Study at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, will speak about “Novel Risk Factors and Protective Factors in Cognitive Aging and Dementias.”

Gary Gibson, Ph.D., Professor of Neuroscience atWeillCornellMedicalCollegeand Director of the Laboratory for Mitochondrial Biology and Metabolic Dysfunction in Neurodegeneration, will question what we know about the brains of people with Alzheimer’s: “The Brain’s Use of Oxygen, Sugar, and Calcium is Abnormal in Alzheimer’s Disease. Does It Matter? Can We Do Anything about It?” And, finally, Mary Sano, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Alzheimer’s diseaseResearchCenterat Mount Sinai School of Medicine, will speak on “Developing New Interventions to Protect against Cognitive Loss and Alzheimer’s disease.”

The Annual Research Seminar is free and open to medical and other professionals, family members of those with the disease and caregivers, but pre-registration is required as space is limited. To register for this event or to obtain more information, please call the Alzheimer’s Association at (800) 272-3900.