Alzheimer's Talks

A free teleconference series offered by UsAgainstAlzheimer's covering a wide range of topics with leaders in the Alzheimer's community. If you're interested in sponsoring a call, email hjameson@usagainstalzheimers.org.

Latest Talks

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October 29, 2019

Better Support for Caregivers: Grace Whiting, National Alliance for Caregiving

Better Support for Caregivers

This special Alzheimer’s Talks was supported by Sunrise Senior Living and presented for Sunrise families, team members and community partners.

Being a caregiver—whether a friend, family member or paid professional—can be very demanding, particularly when caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia. What resources are available that can lighten the burden of caregiving? Our guest speaker, Grace Whiting, President and CEO of the National Alliance...

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October 3, 2019

Music and the Mind: Soprano Renee Fleming & NIA's Dr. Marie Bernard

How does music benefit the brain? An opera star & a scientist discuss.

In this special Alzheimer’s Talks we hear from world-renowned soprano Renee Fleming, one of the most acclaimed singers of our time. Joining her to discuss music and the mind was Dr. Marie Bernard, deputy director of the National Institute on Aging (NIA) at the National Institutes of Health and NIA’s top geriatrician.

Our host Meryl Comer spoke...

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September 9, 2019

Changing How We Approach Alzheimer's - Dr. Mark Hyman

Are we thinking about Alzheimer’s the wrong way?

Best-selling author Dr. Mark Hyman believes we should shift from seeking a single disease path or drug—to a more dynamic framework that considers the many factors that may contribute to Alzheimer’s and then tailoring therapy to the individual.

In this Alzheimer’s Talks, host Meryl Comer talks with Dr. Hyman, of the UltraWellness Center and Cleveland Clinic, about his field of Functional Medicine...

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August 14, 2019

Where Are We in the Search for Better Treatments? Dr. Scott Turner, Georgetown University

Current treatments for Alzheimer's disease have only minimal and temporary benefits. While the search for more effective Alzheimer’s treatments has seen many disappointments in recent years, the pipeline of drugs in development is far from empty.

ResearchersAgainstAlzheimer’s released its 2019 state-of-the pipeline report, and the findings give cause for optimism. A broader range of ideas is being considered to fight the disease, including three new pathways to attack Alzheimer’s that...