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

Alzheimer's Talks
October 13, 2015

Down Syndrome & Alzheimer's - Dr. Michael Harpold

There is a strong connection between Down syndrome and Alzheimer’s disease, and understanding this connection has the potential to lead to major advances in preventing or treating Alzheimer’s – both for individuals with Down syndrome and for the population as a whole.

Dr. Michael Harpold is Chief Scientific Officer of the LuMind Research Down Syndrome Foundation. He joined us for this month’s Alzheimer’s Talks call to discuss why individuals...

Alzheimer's Talks
September 17, 2015

The First Alzheimer's Prevention Trial - Dr. Randall Bateman

Though only about one percent of the population have a rare, genetically inherited form of Alzheimer’s disease, studies with this population give scientists great insight into how the disease works as well as ways to prevent and treat it in the general Alzheimer’s population.

Dr. Randall Bateman is the Charles F. and Joanne Knight Distinguished Professor of Neurology at the Washington University School of Medicine and Director of the Dominantly...

Alzheimer's Talks
August 19, 2015

Late-Life Depression & Cognitive Impairment - Dr. Scott Mackin

Sixty percent of people with late-life depression also suffer from some form of cognitive impairment, and research shows depression is linked to a faster decline into dementia. But the mechanisms that connect depression and Alzheimer’s are still a mystery.

Dr. Scott Mackin is one of the researchers working to shed light on the link. He’s the Principal Investigator on The Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative - Depression Project (ADNI-D) and Associate...

Alzheimer's Talks
July 29, 2015

The Theft of Memory - Author Jonathan Kozol

Some people say once a person has Alzheimer’s, he or she becomes a stranger, losing the pieces of his or her personality we knew and loved before. But when Dr. Harry Kozol, a respected psychiatrist and neurologist, was diagnosed, his son Jonathan Kozol was struck by his father’s resilience and learned to connect with him during the various stages of decline.

During this special edition of Alzheimer’s Talks, award-winning author...