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The Alzheimer's Association's annual advocacy forum will be held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel (2500 Calvert Street NW, Washington, DC 20008) from May 15-17, 2011. The popular annual event provides advocates with opportunities to speak to legislators on a variety of pressing issues related to funding for Alzheimer's disease research.
More information regarding registration and the program in general may be found at www.alz.org/forum/
The MA/NH Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association will present a unique 30th anniversary presentation on the early detection of Alzheimer's disease (AD).
The program is free and open to the public, and will feature the following speakers:
-- Guy M. McKhann, MD (Chair, NIA/Alzheimer's Association Workgroup on Clinical Criteria for AD dementia),
-- Marilyn S. Albert, PhD (Chair, NIA/Alzheimer's Association Workgroup on Mild Cognitive Impairment due to AD),
Sponsored by the Brookline Council on Aging, Goddard House and the LGBT Aging Project, this is an award-winning documentary that follows six Boston-area LGBT older adults over the course of a year as they deal with the challenges of aging and being gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender.
A question-and-answer session with the filmmaker and director, Stu Maddux, and local cast members will follow the film screening.
Tickets are $10 each, and the screening will be held at the Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446.
Members of the Boston-area scientific community are cordially invited to participate in the Massachusetts Alzheimer's Disease Research Center and Boston University Alzheimer's Disease Center's 24th annual scientific poster symposium on Thursday, March 24, 2011 from 9:00am - 12:00pm in the Thier Conference Room at the Massachusetts General Hospital. The event will consist of a three-hour poster session in the Society for Neuroscience (SFN) format, and a light breakfast will be served.
A listing of the abstracts for all the displayed posters are attached.
The Chinese Folk Art Wokshop (www.folkartboston.org) will be presenting a benefit performance for the Greater Boston Chinese Golden Age Center (GBCGAC) on Saturday, March 18, 2011 at the Virginia Wimberly Theatre located at 527 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116.
All proceeds from the performance will benefit the services and programs for the elderly served by the GBCGAC.
More information regarding sponsorship opportunities for the event is attached.
The Massachusetts General Hospital's Symposium Series for Foundations is designed to bring together individuals from private and family foundations to learn about recent trends in health care.
Join us on Friday, December 10, 2010 in the first session of our Fall series, when members of the Massachusetts Alzheimer's Disease Research Center will present the challenges of prevention, diagnosis and treatment for Alzheimer's disease, and the disease's impact on the healthcare system.
This forum is sponsored by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Hebrew SeniorLife, the LGBT Aging Project, the National Association of Social Workers (MA), Fenway Health, and will take place at the Synagogue (3rd floor), Hebrew SeniorLife, 1200 Centre Street, Boston, MA 02131 on November 17, 2010.
Join Olivia Hoblitzelle on a talk and discussion on her award-winning book, "Ten Thousand Joys & Ten Thousand Sorrows: A Couple's Journey Through Alzheimer's" at the Alzheimer's Association's (MA/NH Chapter) office located at 311 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA 02472 on Wednesday, November 10, 2010.
Books will be available for purchase at the event, and free parking is available to all.
Join the Boston Commission on Affairs of the Elderly and Boston Mayor Menino at the Boston Common (Visitors' Center at Park Street Station) for a 2/3 mile walk on Tuesday, October 5, 2010 and promote a lifetime of fitness with friends and families!
Refreshments, entertainment and a mini-health fair will be provided at the event, and transportation pick-up services will be provided from a variety of neighborhood areas.
More information regarding the event is attached.
The McCourt Foundation is a family foundation based in Boston that actively supports research in Alzheimer's disease and multiple sclerosis. Its research teams are led by co-founders Drs. Dennis J. Selkoe and Howard L. Weiner of Harvard Medical School.