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AlzTalks

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





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

Over the past century, advances in public health and medical science extended life expectancy by more than 28 years. People over age 90 are now the fastest growing age group in the United States, although little is known about these pioneers of aging. The remarkable increase in the number of oldest-old presents a public health challenge to promote the quality as well as the quantity of life. Join us to hear from Dr. Claudia Kawas, who oversees "The 90+ Study" and will share its major findings: what are the factors associated with longevity? What makes people live to age 90 and beyond? What types of food, activities or lifestyles are associated with living longer?

Dr. Claudia Kawas Presented by Dr. Claudia Kawas
Al and Trish Nichols Chair in Clinical Neuroscience, Professor of Neurology and Neurobiology & Behavior, Clinical Core Director, Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders (MIND), University of California, Irvine

Dr. Claudia Kawas is a geriatric neurologist and researcher in the areas of aging and dementia. Her work is concentrated on the epidemiology of aging and Alzheimer's disease, in the determinants of successful aging, longitudinal and clinical pathological investigations, and clinical trials. Most recently, Dr. Kawas' studies have focused on the cognitive and functional abilities of the "Oldest Old" (over 90 years of age). She serves on committees for the National Institutes of Health and the Scientific Advisory Board of several organizations, including the Medical and Scientific Advisory Council of the National Alzheimer's Association, The Dana Foundation, and the United States Food & Drug Administration.




Reception, 6:00 PM
Program, 7:00 PM
The Westin Waltham Hotel
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

Pre-registration for this event is closed, but there is still room!
Please come and register on-site for your seat.

Marcia Simons

The Alzheimer's Association honors the spirit and dedication of longtime Board of Directors member Marcia Simons, whose commitment to support and education for those coping with Alzheimer's disease led her in 1991 to endow The Matthew & Marcia Simons Research Symposium on Alzheimer's Disease. Twenty-five years later, the Alzheimer's Association continues to honor Marcia Simons and her family by highlighting the work of scientists making major contributions to the search for causes, treatments and ultimate cure for Alzheimer's disease.

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