November 9, 2016
Reception: 6:00 p.m., Program: 7:00 p.m.
Boston Marriott Newton Hotel
2345 Commonwealth Avenue
Newton, MA 02466 USA
Parking on site.
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.
Dr. Pierre Tariot
Director, Banner Alzheimer's Institute; Research Professor of Psychiatry, University of Arizona College of Medicine.
Dr. Pierre Tariot has devoted his career to helping patients and families cope with the effects of dementia and is a recognized leader in the development of new Alzheimer's treatments. He is the co-director of the Alzheimer's Prevention Initiative, an NIH-funded international program to study experimental therapies that may delay or even prevent the symptoms of Alzheimer's in people at high imminent risk. Dr. Tariot also leads the Banner Institute's Dementia Care Initiative, a program designed to demonstrate the clinical and cost-effectiveness of standardized care for persons with dementia in a large health care system.
Preventing Alzheimer’s: Pipedream or Possibility
There is now evidence for a "preclinical" stage of Alzheimer’s disease where the brain is silently changing before symptoms of dementia or cognitive impairment even occur. Current research suggests that interventions targeting this preclinical stage of Alzheimer’s disease are more likely to slow disease progression than treatments administered after symptoms emerge. Prevention trials that explore these early interventions in individuals at high risk of developing Alzheimer's symptoms are an important piece in determining how this disease can be prevented. In this lecture, Dr. Tariot will discuss the Alzheimer's Prevention Initiative, highlight exciting new prevention trials, and consider the challenges that face prevention research.
The Alzheimer's Association honors the spirit and dedication of longtime Board of Directors member
, 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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