All Events

September 8, 2011 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Sudha Seshadri, MD, Associate Professor of Neurology at Boston University, will present data from the Framingham Heart Study on aging of the brain, including genetic and lifestyle risk factors.

The presentation will take place in the Edgell Memorial Library, 3 Oak Street, Framingham, MA 01703, and will start at 7pm.

Tickets are $5 for members, and $10 for non-members.

July 29, 2011 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

A networking cocktail & dinner event will be held at The State Room, 60 State Street, 3rd floor, Boston, MA 02109 on the evening of Friday, July 29, 2011. For more information regarding the event, please see the attached flyer.

July 23, 2011 - 6:30am

The 15th Annual Memory Ride organized by the Alzheimer's Association will take place on Saturday, July 23, 2011 from the Devens Museum Field in Devens, MA.

Exciting new changes for the 2011 Memory Ride includes a "New Family Ride", "20/30 Mile Introductory Ride", and an expanded post-ride party "including showers"!

For more information regarding the event, please visit

June 25, 2011 - 10:00am - June 26, 2011 - 5:00pm

This annual free event is sponsored by Partners HealthCare, the parent organization of the Massachusetts ADRC, and WHDH & CW 56 stations. Fun and educational programs including exhibits, health-screenings, presentations by health experts and local celebrities will entertain and inform both adults and kids.

The 2-day event will be held at the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center (900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02115).

May 24, 2011 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Join fans of classic films (1930s - 1960s) in this free interactive event designed specifically to encourage audience discussion and reminiscence on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at the Coolidge Corner Theater, 290 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446.

The program will be guided by trained facilitators, and complimentary popcorn and drinks will be served!

More information is attached.

May 18, 2011 - 5:30pm

Come celebrate the 31st annivesary of the Alzheimer's Association & enjoy an evening of the Dukes of Dixieland music, live/silent auctions and prize drawings throughout the evening.

For more information regarding this exciting event, please visit

May 15, 2011 - 4:00pm - May 17, 2011 - 5:00pm

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

March 31, 2011 - 7:00pm

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),

March 28, 2011 - 7:00pm

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.

March 24, 2011 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

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.

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The Charles A. King Trust will award two-year grants in the basic science and clinical/health services research beginning on July 1, 2011.  This grant is only available for researchers at Massachusetts institutions.

The funding period will be from July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2013, and fellowships will range from $43,500 - $51,000 annually, which is inclusive of a $2,000 expense allowance.

More information on eligibility, application guidelines and terms of the award are attached.

Tue, 11/16/2010

The objective of The Ellison Medical Foundation ( New Scholars Program is to support new investigators of outstanding promise in the basic biological sciences relevant to understanding lifespan development processes and age-related diseases and disabilities. The award is intended to provide significant support to new investigators needed to permit them to become established in the field of aging.

Mon, 11/15/2010

A partnership program between the American Federation for Aging Research, the Roslinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation, and the Diane and Guildford Glazer Foundation is announcing the New Investigator Awards in Alzheimer's Disease to support junior investigators in the US and Israel to pursue research and academic careers in the neurosciences.

Projects in basic and translational research related to Alzheimer's disease, and those that focus on healthy brain aging are especially encouraged.

Fri, 11/12/2010

Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), the founders of Partners HealthCare, have again ranked among the nation's top hospitals on the U.S. News & World Report annual Honor Roll of America's Best Hospitals. MGH ranked third nationally, while BWH ranked eleventh. This achievement makes Boston the only city in the United States with two hospitals on the Honor Roll. In all, four Partners HealthCare hospitals earned high rankings in the report.

Thu, 07/15/2010

Scientists at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease 2010 (AAICAD 2010) today presented the first draft reports from three workgroups convened by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the Alzheimer's Association to update the diagnostic criteria for Alzheimer's disease for the first time in 25 years.

Tue, 07/13/2010

A new joint research grants program in the basic neuroscience to support collaborative research in the Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) communities has just been announced by the Harvard NeuroDiscovery Center.  Applications covering the spectrum of basic neuroscience research will be considered.

Thu, 07/08/2010

Boston Med picks up where the Peabody Award-winning Hopkins left off, going even deeper into the lives of caregivers and the cutting edge medical cases they confront inside the walls of America's top hospitals. In this original eight-hour series, the unforgettable stories of doctors, nurses and patients are adeptly woven to give each hour the pace and intensity of a drama.

Thu, 06/24/2010

Volunteers are being sought for a clinical study examining the subtle changes that may take place in the brains of older people many years before overt symptoms of Alzheimer's disease appear. Researchers are looking for people with the very earliest complaints of memory problems that affect their daily activities. The study will follow participants over time, using imaging techniques developed to advance research into changes taking place in the structure and function of the living brain, as well as biomarker measures found in blood and cerebrospinal fluid.

Wed, 06/02/2010

A Structured Interview & Scoring Tool (SIST-M)* and an accompanying informant report questionnaire - SIST-M-Informant Report (SIST-M-IR)* - have been developed for use in structuring Clinical Dementia Rating (CDR) interviews with our Center's Longitudinal Cohort research subjects with no or mild cognitive impairment, or mild dementia.

The SIST-M* and SIST-M-IR* were developed by Drs. Olivia I. Okereke, Deborah L. Blacker, Marilyn S. Albert and other colleagues.


Wed, 04/28/2010

The Massachusetts ADRC has a unique funding opportunity for a pilot grant project to be funded by May 15, 2010 (pending project approval by the NIA/NIH) that is modelled after its recent Call for Applications for its Neurodegenerative Disease Pilot Study Pilot Program.

Mon, 04/19/2010
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