Burke Rehabilitation Hospital to Host Annual Seminar on Alzheimer's Disease Research on Nov. 9

Released October 26, 2012

WHITE PLAINS, NY – October 26, 2012 -- 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 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9, in the Rosedale Conference Room (Billings Building # 4 — 2nd floor) on the campus of Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, 785 Mamaroneck Ave. in White Plains. The annual seminar focuses on the latest research and treatment options for the disease. Barry Jordan, M.D., M.P.H., director of ADAC and director of the Memory Evaluation and Treatment Service (METS) at Burke, will speak on “Traumatic Brain Injury and Risk of Dementia.”

“This type of program is an important forum for researchers, families and the public to share information about the latest in Alzheimer’s research,” Dr. Jordan said. “Burke is proud to have hosted this event for the past several years.”

In addition to Dr. Jordan’s presentation, Peter Davies, Ph.D., scientific director of the Litwin/Zucker Center for Research on Alzheimer’s Disease, will be giving a talk about developing new treatments for Alzheimer’s Disease.

Lastly, neuropsychologist Joseph Hirsch, Ph.D.,Psy.D., of the Memory Evaluation and Treatment Service (METS) at Burke  will discuss the assessment, treatment and research regarding the role of neuropsychology in dementia.

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

Burke Rehabilitation Hospital is a private, not-for-profit, acute rehabilitation hospital. Founded in 1915, it is the only hospital in Westchester County dedicated solely to rehabilitation medicine. Burke offers both inpatient and outpatient programs for those who have experienced a disabling illness, traumatic injury or joint replacement surgery. Burke is both an acute rehabilitation hospital and medical research center.  Burke’s world renowned doctors and therapists provide state-of-the-art ­treatment, while research scientists explore the frontiers of neurological and pulmonary medicine. All share the Burke mission to ensure that every patient makes the fullest possible recovery from illness or injury regardless of their ability to pay. 

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