All Events

January 12, 2010 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

This event is sponsored by ARTZ:  Artists for Alzheimer's, the Boston University Alumni Association and the Boston University Alzheimer's Disease Center.  Presented by French Connection Films and narrated by Olivia de Havilland, the documentary is on the positive impact of art on individuals with dementia.

A reception with light appetizers will commence at 6:00pm, and there will be a panel discussion featuring experts in the field after the movie screening.

More information regarding the film premiere is attached.

November 15, 2009 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

This concert will be held at the Indian Hill Music Center (http://indianhillmusic.org), 56 King Street, Littleton, MA 01460 on Sunday, November 15, 2009. The concert will start at 3:00pm, and a reception will be held at 2:00pm.

Ticket prices are $20, and the event will benefit the Alzheimer's Association (MA/NH Chapter).

September 27, 2009 - 9:00am - 1:00pm

The Massachusetts ADRC is an active supporter of the Alzheimer's Association's (MA & NH chapters) Greater Boston Memory Walk fundraising event. For several years, our Center director, Dr. Bradley T. Hyman, has served as the Honorary Medical Chair of this successful event.

According to the Alzheimer's Association, the Memory Walk is the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research. Since 1989, the Walk has raised more than $260 million for the cause.

August 6, 2009 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

This event is sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association (MA/NH Chapter), and features Dr. Brent Forrester of the Memory Disorders Unit at McLean Hospital in Belmont, MA. Dr. Forrester will discuss genetic risks, support networks and concerns of adult children of individuals with early-onset (prior to age 65) dementia.

July 25, 2009 - 6:30am

The 13th Annual Memory Ride organized by the Alzheimer's Association will take place on Saturday, July 25, 2009 from the Devens Museum Field in Devens, MA. Four distance options with different event start times are available to participants:  25, 62, 100 and 125 miles.

According to the Alzheimer's Association, 90% of the funds raised by the Memory Ride event helps support grants awarded through the Association's research grants program, while 10% of the proceeds help fund programs and services within Massachusetts.

June 27, 2009 - 10:00am - June 28, 2009 - 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).

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Announcements

The Program on the Global Demography of Aging at the Harvard School of Public Health funds pilot project grants in the area of the Economics and Demography of Aging. The aim is to provide assistance to Harvard faculty in undertaking preliminary research that may subsequently lead to a larger research project. The PGDA is a center for research on the Economics and Demography of Aging funded by the by the National Institute of Aging.

Pilot projects are solicited in the areas of:

Fri, 11/06/2009

The objective of The Ellison Medical Foundation (www.ellisonfoundation.org) 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.

Thu, 11/05/2009

Jack Szostak, a genetics professor at Harvard Medical School and Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital, has won the 2009 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for pioneering work in the discovery of telomerase, an enzyme that protects chromosomes from degrading.

The work not only revealed a key cellular function, it also illuminated processes involved in disease and aging.

Mon, 10/05/2009

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced today that it is awarding $348 million to encourage investigators to explore bold ideas that have the potentail to catapult fields forward and speed the translation of research into improved heatlh.

Thu, 09/24/2009

Rudy Tanzi has identified several different genes that can lead to diminished brain function in Alzheimer's, aging, and Down syndrome. He is also working to use information from gene defects that influence healthy aging of the brain, and to develop novel therapies for Alzheimer's.

www.rockstarsofscience.org/scientists-tanzi.asp

Mon, 06/01/2009
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