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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May 9, 2017

On Pluto: Inside the Mind of Alzheimer's - Greg O'Brien

Author and journalist Greg O’Brien spoke about his journey into Alzheimer’s disease with Meryl Comer. Greg was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s in 2009, and has been writing, chronicling, and talking about the process ever since. He shared his thoughts, strategies, and experiences in a candid and personal conversation.

Greg’s book, On Pluto, Inside the Mind of Alzheimer’s, has been described as “heartbreaking, defiant, profound” and a new edition...

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March 17, 2017

Genetics & Alzheimer's Risk - Dr. Gregory Jicha

For our March Alzheimer's Talks, UsAgainstAlzheimer's senior policy adviser Debra Lappin spoke with Dr. Gregory Jicha, Professor of Neurology, Robert T. and Nyles Y. McCowan Endowed Chair in Alzheimer’s Disease, at the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging at the University of Kentucky Alzheimer’s Disease Center.

Dr. Jicha talked about the impact of genetics on Alzheimer’s risk, how genetic research is affecting the development of medicines, and why individuals with...

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February 23, 2017

Basic Memory Processes & Aging - Dr. Nathan Rose

For our February Alzheimer’s Talks, guest host Meryl Comer talked with Dr. Nathan Rose, Assistant Professor of Cognition Brain and Behavior in the Department of Psychology at the University of Notre Dame. Dr. Rose’s research focuses on basic memory processes and how these processes break down in aging and Alzheimer’s disease. He shared with us two exciting areas of his memory research that have earned his team a lot of...

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January 25, 2017

Repurposing Drugs to Treat Alzheimer's? Dr. Scott Turner

For the first Alzheimer’s Talks of 2017, we spoke with Dr. Scott Turner of Georgetown University to discuss a fascinating new clinical trial that is exploring the repurposing of an existing drug, as a potential new Alzheimer's treatment.

Dr. Turner is one of the nation’s foremost clinical researchers in Alzheimer’s. He is Professor of Neurology at Georgetown University Medical Center, medical co-director of Georgetown Translational Neurotherapeutics Program and Director of the Memory Disorders...