South Shore AlzTalks program Changes in memory: When to be Concerned and What to do About Them

Laura’s Center for the Arts
97 Mill Street
Hanover , MA

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 6:30pm

South Shore Conservatory, in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association, presents a free South Shore AlzTalks program Changes in memory: When to be Concerned and What to do About Them.
 
Every 65 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s is a burden on those living with the disease, their caregivers, our health care systems and the local and federal governments. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s and other dementias will cost the nation $290 billion, including $195 billion in Medicare and Medicaid payments.

Featured speaker Margaret O’Connor, PhD. shares information on brain changes associated with memory loss and different types of dementia, early detection, progress in clinical trials, risk factors and lifestyle interventions. Also included in the discussion is a spotlight on Dr. O’Connor’s research focusing on helping people determine optimal interventions to support brain health such as lifestyle modifications and cognitive strategies.

The AlzTalks program is free and open to the public, but registration is encouraged. To register, call 800.272.3900 or visit alzmassnh.org/alztalks.