A free teleconference series offered by UsAgainstAlzheimer's Network covering a wide range of topics with leaders in the Alzheimer's community.

Alzheimer's Talks

Latest Talks

Did you know that African Americans are twice as likely to develop Alzheimer's disease? We need to do all we can to eliminate this appalling health disparity – and the first step is to understand why it exists.

Dr. Laura D. Baker discussed her groundbreaking work, including whether things like exercise, diet, and nasal administration of insulin can slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease. Dr. Baker is an Associate Professor of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and affiliate faculty of Wake Forest's Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity.

This call was presented by the African American Network Against Alzheimer's and generously sponsored by Patrick Berry, a former Washington DC partner in the law firm of Baker Botts and a founding Board Member of USAgainstAlzheimer's.

 

Spread The Word

Dr. Sperling is leading a groundbreaking new study on individuals whose brain scans show plaque buildups but do not yet demonstrate clinical symptoms of Alzheimer’s or other dementias. She will be testing the effectiveness of the Eli Lilly drug solanezumab, which in previous studies has shown might have promise with people that have a milder form of Alzheimer’s.

Dr. Sperling is the Director of the Center for Alzheimer's Research and Treatment, the Director of the Education and Information Transfer Core, Massachusetts Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, Co-Leader of the Neuroimaging Program, Massachusetts Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, and a Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School.

This call was made possible by the generous support of Jill Lesser, Board member of USAgainstAlzheimer's Network.

Spread The Word

Dr. Frank LaFerla is Director of the Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders, University of California, Irvine. He was the first to use stem cell technology for use in mice engineered for both the plaques and tangles that are characteristic of human Alzheimer’s disease. Recently, his group reported data that shows that neural stem cells can rescue – and actually restore – memory and function in mice which have Alzheimer’s-like cognitive deficits. During this call he discusses his research and answers questions.

Dr. LaFerla was introduced by Dr. Diane Bovenkamp, Science Communications Specialist at American Health Assistance Foundation, AHAF, which funds some of his work.

This call was made possible by the generous support of the Zickler Family Foundation.

Spread The Word

Congress refuses to confront Alzheimer’s with the urgency it requires. That’s why USAgainstAlzheimer’s and dozens of other leading organizations in the Alzheimer’s community have launched a groundbreaking coalition effort to stop Alzheimer’s through an unprecedented petition effort. Click play to listen to a recording of this hour-long teleconference that took place on September 5, 2012.

This call was made possible by the generous support of the Zickler Family Foundation.

Spread The Word

During the call, Mark Shriver discussed his new book, A Good Man: Rediscovering My Father, Sargent Shriver, followed by a Q&A session. This call was made possible by the generous support of the Zickler Family Foundation. Click play to listen to a recording of this hour-long teleconference that took place on Wednesday, July 25.

Spread The Word

Pages

^ Back to Top