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June 9, 2010 - 5:30pm

Come celebrate the 30th annivesary of the Alzheimer's Association & enjoy an evening of Cole Porter music, live/silent auctions and prize drawings throughout the evening.

For more information regarding this exciting event, please visit

May 22, 2010 - 10:00am - 11:00am

The Metrowest Alzheimer's Partnership will be featuring a Story Hour and an age-appropriate discussion on Alzheimer's Disease at the Framingham Public Library (49 Lexington Street, Framingham, MA 01702) on Saturday May 22, 2010.

This event is age-appropriate for 5-8-year-olds.

May 1, 2010 - 8:00am - May 31, 2010 - 5:00pm

This month-long series of community events is sponsored by Ethos ( and is a way of celebrating May as Older Americans Month.  Businesses, elected officials and organizations throughout the West Roxbury area in Boston will host free and informative activities for elders and their loved ones. All are invited.

More information regarding the schedule of events is attached.

March 16, 2010 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

This event is prevented by Secretary Ann L. Hartstein of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs and the University of Massachusetts Gerontology Institute.  Principles guiding the Governor's Aging Agenda will be discussed.

Reservations may be made by emailing Colleen [dot] McHatton [ at ] state [dot] ma [dot] us or by calling 617-222-7417. The deadline for reservations is March, 12, 2010.

March 7, 2010 - 4:00pm - March 9, 2010 - 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 March 7-9, 2010. 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 is attached.

February 27, 2010 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

The Newton Symphony Orchestra will present a day-long Wellness Fair that features presentations and exhibits on a variety of wellness topics, including a session (2:15pm - 3:15pm) on Current Research on Music and the Aging and Alzheimer's Brain by Brandon Ally, PhD, Assistant Professor of Neurology at the Boston University School of Medicine.

Tickets for the Fair is $20 per person, which includes admission to all presentations and the exhibit hall.

January 13, 2010 - 8:00am - 11:00am

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 23rd annual scientific poster symposium on Wednesday, January 13, 2010 from 8:00am - 11:00am 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.

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 (, 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.

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Why did you become interested in geriatrics?

Dr. Lewis Lipsitz:  Geriatrics is still one of the frontiers of medicine, since it's really only recently that people have begun experiencing old age - a century ago, the average life expectancy was 47, and today, it's well over 80. So it's exciting to be in a field on the cutting edge.


What did you find most rewarding about it?

Dr. LL:  Old people are fun! They have a wonderful amount of history, great stories to tell, and a wide breath of experience that teaches me every day.


Tue, 12/01/2009

The Massachusetts ADRC and the Harvard NeuroDiscovery Center have joined forces to fund the best novel ideas for pilot projects aimed at understanding and developing treatments for neurodegenerative diseases.  Together, we are pleased to announce a joint call for pilot study applications from investigators within the Harvard community.  Grants with a dollar value up to $30,000 (direct costs) will be awarded for the duration of one-year.  A total of $240,000 is available.

Mon, 11/09/2009

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 ( 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.

Mon, 06/01/2009
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