May 20, 2020
May 20th is Clinical Trials Awareness Day! Many experts believe Alzheimer’s research is nearing a breakthrough, and Alzheimer’s scientists are working hard to keep up the momentum towards a cure despite COVID-19. Diversity is essential to our studies. To find a cure that works for everyone with Alzheimer’s, we need a diverse group of participants in clinical trials. Despite being disproportionately impacted by Alzheimer’s, African Americans and Hispanics make up less than 10% of Alzheimer’s clinical trial volunteers. We need people of color to join clinical trials! If you are over age 50 the best way to support local Alzheimer’s researchers is to join the APT Webstudy: https://www.aptwebstudy.org/en/welcome
May 19, 2020
Join Mass General Brigham for a webinar: Ensuring Equity in the Response to COVID-19 on Tuesday, May 19th from 12-1:30pm EST. Hospital leaders will discuss the key initiatives that were developed across our health care system and the important lessons learned. The webinar is open to the public and anyone interested is encouraged to attend. To access the webinar: https://bit.ly/2Z2ePs7
May 15, 2020
Massachusetts General Hospital Multicultural Alzheimer’s Prevention Program (MAPP) is conducting a study on the impact of COVID-19 on older Latinos’ well-being and cognition. For more information visit: https://mapp.mgh.harvard.edu/covid-impact/
May 14, 2020
Listen as Brent Forester, MD, MSc offers advice on brain and mental health during the #COVID19 pandemic. Dr. Forester is Chief of the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry at McLean Hospital and Medical Director for the Behavioral Health Integration Program within Partners Healthcare primary care practices. He is a collaborator with MADRC in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease! https://youtu.be/bxnnBwC0_aQ
May 13, 2020
Comcast has temporary COVID-19 policies in effect until June 30th, including things like free internet packages, no shut offs/fees, free hotspot for all. For more information click here:
May 11, 2020
Singer/songwriter James Taylor and his family recently sent a special tribute to the Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital communities. Watch here: https://youtu.be/nzSOlZUQoy4
May 5, 2020
Hospitals continue to encourage healthy individuals to donate blood and platelets during COVID-19. Donations are crucial for keeping the blood supply strong and sustainable. Donating blood is considered an essential activity under the Governor’s stay at home order. Individuals can make an appointment with the Red Cross, which supplies blood to hospitals throughout the state or can contribute directly at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. For more information:
May 4, 2020
Brigham Health is continuing its work to expand access to those communities most in need of testing. Starting Monday, May 4, we will offer COVID-19 testing for Mission Hill and Roxbury residents who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. In addition to testing, we will be performing Social Determinants of Health screenings, and educational resources will be available at the site related to food, housing and safety.
Location: Outside of the Tobin Community Center, 1481 Tremont Street, Boston, MA
- The temporary testing site will open Monday, May 4, at 9 a.m., and will close on Saturday, May 9, at 5 p.m.
- COVID-19 testing will be available for Mission Hill and Roxbury residents on a first-come, first-serve basis. No appointment is necessary.
- In order for patients to eligible for testing, they will need to meet specific criteria. More information is available here.
- Residents do not need to be Brigham patients, do not need health insurance and will not be asked about their immigration status.
May 1, 2020
The Outreach, Recruitment and Engagement Core of MADRC has a wealth of helpful resources for both families facing Alzheimer's/related dementias, and the professionals/providers who work with them. To access the resources click here.
April 29, 2020
Have you recovered from Coronavirus infection? Massachusetts General Hospital is conducting a research study to understand how the body fights off Coronavirus infection. By studying your immune system, we may be able to develop better treatments. To learn more visit: https://rally.partners.org/study/covidrecovered?code=PHSBroad_20200428_3