A Spotlight on Developing Alzheimer’s Research

by | Apr 11, 2016

WORCESTER, MA (April 1, 2016) – Over five million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease. The Alzheimer’s Association, Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter is offering the public a look at current research on Wednesday, April 20 at Quinsigamond Community College, Harrington Learning Center, 670 West Boylston Street, Worcester.

“We want everyone to have the opportunity to keep up to date on the latest Alzheimer research,” said Jim Wessler, President and CEO of the Alzheimer’s Association, MA/NH Chapter. “The Alzheimer’s Association has a strong commitment to keeping the public informed and providing opportunities to hear from the area’s leading researchers.”

“New Hope from New Research and the Important of Planning and Navigating Care” will be presented by Dr. Robert Stern. Topics will include the latest research discoveries for early diagnosis, new approaches in slowing disease progression and symptom prevention, and navigating healthcare in 2016.  Dr. Stern is a Professor at Boston University School of Medicine, Director of the Clinical Core at Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Center and Director of Clinical Research for the Boston University Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Center.

The presentation will include a spotlight on developing research by Dr. Wendy Wei Qiao Qiu, an exciting novel approach for the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease using a naturally occurring molecule, known as amylin.

Dr. Qiu is an Associate Professor in the Psychiatry Department, Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics Department, Alzheimer’s Disease Center (ADC) at Boston University School of Medicine. In 2013, she received an Alzheimer’s Association Investigator-Initiated Research Grant.

The event is free and open to the public, but registration is encouraged. The talk begins at 7:00 p.m., with a reception at 6:30 p.m. To register for New Hope from New Research, call 800-27-3900 or visit alz.org/MANH.

There are an estimated 120,000 people living with Alzheimer’s disease in Massachusetts. Alzheimer’s disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States and is the only top 10 cause of death in the United States without a method to prevent, cure or even slow its progression.