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., 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.