Alzheimer's Disease: Risk Factors and Prevention from Infancy to Old Age

Wednesday, March 19 at 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Edwards Auditorium 64 Upper College Rd, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI 02881, USA

The 9th Annual Malford Thewlis Lecture on Gerontology and Geriatrics will explore: 

"Alzheimer's Disease:  Risk Factors and Prevention from Infancy to Old Age."

Alzheimer's disease is receiving increased attention as a major health concern now and in the future. Recent research suggests that Alzheimer's disease is a combination of genetic, environmental, and personal behavioral factors. The lecture will summarize research that explains how and why the disease develops and what can be done to prevent it in the future. Interesting and intriguing research from infancy to old age will be highlighted. The two perspectives represented by our guest speakers include a research scientist and a medical researcher and clinician.

Guest speakers are:

Nassar Zawia, PhD, Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology and Dean of the Graduate School, URI

and 

John Stoukides, MD, RPh, Chief, Division of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine, Roger Williams Medical Center

The lecture is sponsored by the Rhode Island Geriatric Education Center (RIGEC) at the University.

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Lecture

Co-Sponsors

College of Human Science and Services

Website

http://www.uri.edu/outreach/rigec/the...

Cost

This lecture is free and open to the public.

Group

Geriatric Education Center

Contact Person

Judith Sweeney

Contact Email

rigec_jsweeney@uri.edu

Contact Phone

401-874-7846

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