|Massachusetts / New Hampshire Chapter
The Annual Matthew & Marcia Simons
Thursday, October 15, 2015 — Free and open to the public
Lessons from the Oldest-Old: The 90+ Study
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.
Research Symposium on 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 oldestold 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
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.
Thursday, October 15, 2015
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
or call 617.868.6718
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.
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.