Events

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 https://goo.gl/FJ2UZp

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 Puja.Mehta@masenate.gov

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 www.massgeneral.org/HUBweek/Events/healthy-brain.aspx.

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.

 

September 9, 2017

The Mattapan Community Health Center is hosting a health fair on Saturday, September 9th from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.. The event will include free health screenings from various organizations as well as music, food, and a raffle. Stop by to check out the MADRC table where we will have information about our memory studies, some healthy snacks, and recipes you can make at home!

This event is free and open to the public. More information can be found on the Mattapan CHC (Community Health Center) website.

 

July 30, 2017

Join us for the Cambridge Jazz Festival on Sunday, July 30th from 12-6 p.m. at Danehy Park in Cambridge. The Festival includes free live jazz music, food trucks, and vendors galore!

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the Festival website.

 

June 20, 2017 to November 2, 2017

Join us for this AlzTalk Lecture event, on Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 from 6:30pm - 8:30pm at the Willowbend Country Club (305 Quinaquisset Ave, Mashpee MA) The event is sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association MA/NH and features Dr. Jonathan Jackson of Massachusetts General Hospital.

Dr. Jackson will discuss aging and Alzheimer's disease, with a focus on the current research findings in early detection and diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. He will also mention upcoming clinical trials that aim to prevent Alzheimer's disease before symptoms occur.

This event is free and open to the public. Registration and more information can be found here.  

 

June 20, 2017 to November 2, 2017

Join us for the annual AlzTalks program, sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association MA/NH Chapter at Willowbend Country Club, Bay Path University, and Danversport Yacht Club.

Featured speaker: Jonathan Jackson, Ph.D, Instructor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital.

Subject of the Talks:The Brain: Aging and Alzheimer's Disease, with focus on the current research findings in early detection and diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. Will include information on upcoming clinical trials that aim to prevent Alzheimer’s disease before symptoms occur.

Location and Dates:

Cape Cod: Tuesday, June 20th, 2017
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Willowbend Country Club
130 Willowbend Drive, Mashpee, MA 02649

Western MA: Thursday, October 19th, 2017
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Bay Path University,
Brech Suite, Wright Hall
588 Longmeadow Street, Longmeadow, MA 01106

Northshore MA: Thursday, November 2nd, 2017
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Danversport Yacht Club
161 Elliott Street, Danvers, MA 01923

Q & A session to follow

This series is FREE and open to the public.

Registration and more information can be found at: http://alzmass.org/alztalks/index.asp

June 17, 2017

The Forget Me Not play raises awareness for Alzheimer's Disease by focusing on one African-American family's struggle with the disease, through comedy and relatability. The play covers the ramifications of the disease's impact and effect on the members of the family, as they try to cope with their father's diagnosis.

You can see the play in Boston on Saturday, June 17th, 2017 at Hibernian Hall, 184 Dudley Street, Boston MA 02119. 

To learn more about the play, the cast, and the playwright Garrett Davis, please visit the Forget Me Not website.

 

 

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