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The 23nd Annual Matthew & Marcia Simons
Research Symposium on Alzheimer's Disease

November 6, 2013 — Free and open to the public

The annual Matthew & Marcia Simons Research Symposium on Alzheimer's disease is the centerpiece of the Alzheimer's Association, MA/NH Chapter's yearly scientific presentations. Since 1991, this lecture has been the premier scientific presentation of the Alzheimer's Association, Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter, highlighting the work of scientists making major contributions to the search for causes, treatments and ultimate cure for Alzheimer's disease.

Thank you for your interest in this past event. Plans for next year's event will be posted at a later date.

Dementia Care At Home

Did you know there is an effective, systematic care/treatment model for individuals with dementia resulting from Alzheimer's disease, often referred to as "Dementia Care?"

This evidence-based model consists of a series of therapeutic interventions targeted at individuals with this disease and their caregivers. Although these interventions do not produce a cure, they have been shown to produce benefits for patients and their caregivers. Dr. Lyketsos will present information on a proven care model that can delay functional decline, improve quality of life, support dignity, control symptoms, and provide comfort at all stages of Alzheimer's disease.

Constantine (Kostas) Lyketsos, M.D., MHSConstantine (Kostas) Lyketsos, M.D., MHS

Elizabeth Plank Althouse Professor in Alzheimer's disease Research; Director, Johns Hopkins Memory & Alzheimer's Treatment Center; and Chair, Department of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Bayview, received the 2012 Distinguished Scientist Award from the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP). It is the highest national honor for a geriatric psychiatrist. A world expert in the care and treatment of those with Alzheimer's and related dementias, Dr. Lyketsos is a pioneering researcher on the causes and treatment of Alzheimer's. He leads efforts to provide state-of-the-art care to improve the lives of people living with the disease.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013, 7:00 PM
Coffee and dessert reception, 6:00 PM

The Westin Waltham Hotel [click for map]
70 Third Avenue, Waltham, MA
Route I-95/128, Exit 27A, Third Avenue/Totten Pond Road

Complimentary parking in garage. Free and open to the public.

The annual Matthew & Marcia Simons Research Symposium was generously endowed by the late Marcia Simons in loving memory of her husband, Matthew, who had Alzheimer's disease. We are also grateful for the support of the Simons Foundation.

Alzheimer's Association

Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.