Alzheimer's Talks

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Latest Talks

June 28, 2017

Alzheimer's Research at the National Institute on Aging - Dr. Laurie Ryan

Dr. Laurie Ryan was our guest for the June Alzheimer’s Talks. Dr. Ryan is Chief of the Dementias of Aging Branch in the Division of Neuroscience at the National Institute on Aging, which is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). At the National Institute on Aging, she directs Alzheimer’s disease clinical trials research.

Dr. Ryan discussed efforts and plans to improve the pace and quality of clinical trials...

May 25, 2017

Redefining a "Meaningful" Alzheimer's Drug - Dr. Howard Fillit

Dr. Howard Fillit joined George Vradenburg for this month’s Alzheimer’s Talks to discuss a new report he co-authored, “Single Endpoint for New Drug Approvals for Alzheimer’s Disease”. The report proposes a change in how we define a clinically meaningful drug and therefore the framework for FDA approvals of a possible Alzheimer’s treatment.

Dr. Fillit is the Founding Executive Director and Chief Science Officer at the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation...

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...

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...