April 4, 2018

Join Drs. Steven Arnold & Brad Dickerson at the Alzheimer's Association (MA/NH Chapter)'s annual Spring Research Forum on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 for an evening of updates on the latest research in the field of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. The event is free and open to the public.

A reception will first be held at 6:15pm, followed by the panel program at 7pm.

More information about the Association's 2018 Spring Research Forum may be found here.

March 3, 2018

The McCourt Foundation presents: "New Hope in the Clinical Course and Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease," a free update for patients, caregivers, family and friends, on Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Light fare will be served.

Dr. Dorene Rentz, Associate Professor of Neurology at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, and Dr. Gad Marshall, Associate Medical Director of the Center for Alzheimer Research & Treament, will present the latest word on the diagnosis and treatments of Alzheimer's disease.

Topics will include:

  • Current understanding of Alzheimer's disease
  • Advances in MR and PET inaging for early diagnosis
  • Update on disease-modifying trials and when one of those trials might be successful
  • Question & answer session


To register, visit here.


March 1, 2018

Dr. Rebecca Betensky (Co-Director of our Data Management & Statistics Core) will be leading a day-long (9am-5pm) biostatistics symposium entitled 'Use of Electronic Health Records for Clinical Research:  Issues of Study Design and Analysis' at Harvard Medical School on Thursday, March 1, 2018. The symposium will feature leading scientists from Harvard Medical School, the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Partners HealthCare and Massachusetts Institute of Technology to explore the complex issues involved in designing and analyzing studies that utilize data from electronic health records.

More information regarding the event is attached.  Questions and RSVPs may be sent to

February 28, 2018 to June 28, 2018

Please join us for the three part series Pathways to Prevention: Maximizing Brain-Health Behavior to Protect from Cognitive Decline.  This series will provide an overview of cognitive aging and Alzheimer's disease.  Join us to learn more about the current research on modifiable risks for dementia, and lifestyle changes that may maximize your future brain health.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 2-4pm
Speakers: Dr. Seth Gale and Hope Schwartz
Newton Senior Center, 345 Walnut Street, Newtonville MA

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 6-8pm
Speakers: Dr. Dorene Rentz and Hope Schwartz
Avita of Needham, 880 Greendale Avenue, Needham, MA

Thursday, June 28, 2018 1-3pm
Speakers: Dr. Seth Gale and Hope Schwartz
Citywide Senior Center (Cambridge), 806 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA 02139


February 3, 2018 to February 17, 2018

Please join Dr. Jonathan Jackson, Massachusetts General Hospital, and the Massachusetts Alzheimer's Disease Research Center for Black Health Month: A discussion of health disparities and barriers to care. On three Saturdays this February, we will offer a FREE series of events to educate and empower the community.

BLACK HEALTH EMPOWERMENT: Help Yourself, Help Your Community
Breakfast | Lecture | Lunch
Saturday, February 3rd, 2018, 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building (2300 Washington Street, Roxbury MA 02119)

Screenings | Massages | Fresh Truck | Raffle Prizes
Saturday, February 10th, 2018, 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Mattapan Community Health Center (1575 Blue Hill Avenue, Mattapan MA 02126)

Breakfast | Panel | Lunch
Saturday, February 17th, 2018, 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building (2300 Washington Street, Roxbury MA 02119)

To register for these events, please visit or call (617) 726-3608. All of these events are free and open to the public!



January 23, 2018

The Alzheimer's Association MA/NH Chapter Facebook page will host an interactive Facebook Live event on Tuesday, January 23 starting at 3:30pm EST.

Watch live as Joel Salinas, MD from MGH Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health answers questions and provides information on normal aging vs. Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.

October 28, 2017 to December 2, 2017

Are you worried about your memory or a loved one’s memory, or are you looking for resources for those who are? It’s important to learn more about the differences between normal aging memory loss and Alzheimer’s dementia or other memory disorders. If you are caring for loved ones with dementia, there are resources in Boston to help you. And if you want to avoid a future with dementia, there are simple changes that you can make in your daily habits.

The NAACP Boston Branch, The Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts, and the Massachusetts Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center will sponsor a FREE series of talks for the Boston community. The Twelfth Baptist Church in Roxbury will host the series, starting on Saturday, October 28th, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.. In addition to learning about the differences between normal aging memory loss and dementia, we will also present resources for caregivers, and discuss the simple things you can do now to prevent dementia. The series continues on Saturday, November 18th, and Saturday, December 2nd, at the Twelfth Baptist Church in Roxbury from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.. Join us for this exciting event series!

Breakfast will be provided. Please Register on Eventbrite so we can have enough food for everyone!

Questions? Contact Carolyn King at (857) 307-5436.

October 27, 2017

Join Dr. Rudy Tanzi at the 2017 Partners Connected Health Conference as he presents on a panel entitled 'Envisioning the Connected Life Journey'.  Together with local and national leaders in health and technology, Dr. Tanzi will discuss issues related to wellbeing, caregiving, social connections and living well longer.

More information regarding the time & location of the panel may be found at

October 19, 2017 to December 21, 2017

Join us for the annual Phyllis Klein Thrope Memorial Program at Temple Emunah, 9 Piper Road, Lexington, MA 02421. These events are free and open to the public, and no RSVP is necessary. For questions, please contact Linna Ettinger.


Current Concepts in Aging and Alzheimer's Disease
October 19th, 2017, 8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Fellow Temple Emunah congregant Rebecca Amariglio will provide a description of normal aging and Alzheimer’s disease, discuss preclinical Alzheimer’s disease and current research in the field, and share treatment options for preclinical AD, including ongoing clinical trials. 

"Can Alzheimer's Be Stopped?" a NOVA Program
November 30th, 2017, 8:00 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
We will show the compelling PBS documentary, “Can Alzheimer’s Be Stopped?” It is one of the greatest medical mysteries of our time, as the disease strikes at the core of what makes us human: our capacity to think, to love and to remember. This film includes what researchers are doing to find a cure and the role people play in participating in clinical trials. 

Pathways to Prevention: Maximizing Brain-Healthy Behavior to Protect from Cognitive Decline
December 21st, 2017, 8:00 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
Dr. Seth Gale and Hope Schwartz (Brigham and Women’s Hospital Center for Brain/Mind Medicine) will provide an overview of cognitive aging and Alzheimer's disease, focusing on modifiable risk factors for dementia. This program will review current research in diet, mindfulness, sleep, exercise, and social and cognitive activities, and will also explore the lifestyle changes you can make today to maximize your brain health for the future.

October 14, 2017

Join the MADRC for Senator Spilka's annual Senior Health and Wellness Fair in Framingham! 

Senator Karen E. Spilka (D-Ashland), MetroWest Medical Center, and the MetroWest Health Foundation is sponsoring the annual Health & Wellness Fair on Saturday, October 14th, 2017 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Joseph P. Keefe Technical School (750 Winter Street, Framingham MA). The event will feature a series of workshops educating the community about senior health, and organizations from around the state will share information on resources and opportunities for elders. Health screenings, a continental breakfast, and a hot lunch will also be provided!

For more information or to RSVP, please contact Puja Mehta at (617) 722-1640 or

October 12, 2017

As part of the 2017 HUBweek events, come join Dr. Rudy Tanzi of the MGH and Dr. Deepak Chopra of the Chopra Foundation in their discussions on recent advances in neuroscience and the untapped potential of the human brain!

The presentation will be moderated by the Reverend Liz Walker and will be held on Thursday, October 12, 2017 from 5pm - 7pm at the historic Faneuil Hall.

More details about the event may be found at

September 23, 2017

The Tour de South Shore, an annual athletic festival sponsored by the McCourt Foundation, includes on and off-road bicycle races, a 5k run, and a walk! The festival beings on Saturday, September 23rd at Wompatuck State Park in Hingham, MA. The MADRC will have a table at the festival with information about our memory research. Stop by for a bike ride, a run, a walk, or simply to cheer on the athletes, to honor loved ones with neurologic diseases and to learn about memory research!

To register, please visit the McCourt Foundation website.

September 17, 2017

The Jog Your Memory 5K is an annual fundraiser for Alzheimer’s disease held in Needham, MA. This year’s race will be on Sunday, September 17th at 9 a.m.. The MADRC will have a table at the event with information about Alzheimer's disease prevention and treatment. Stop by to cheer on the runners and learn about memory research!

To register, visit the Jog Your Memory 5K website.

September 16, 2017

The Upham’s Corner Health Center is hosting an Art and Health Street Festival on Saturday, September 16th from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.. The Festival will include arts activities, live entertainment, and health information from various organizations, including the Massachusetts Alzheimer's Disease Research Cener (MADRC). Stop by our table where we will have information about our memory studies, some brain-healthy snacks, and recipes you can make at home!

This event is free and open to the public. Please visit the Festival's Facebook event for more information.

We hope to see you there!


September 9, 2017

The Abundant Life Church in Cambridge is hosting a back-to-school Block Party for the community on Saturday, September 9th from 1-4 p.m.. The event will include games, prizes, food, music, and dancing! Stop by to check out the table from Massachusetts General Hospital, where we will provide information about our memory studies!

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, check out the Abundant Life Church's website.