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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Join members of the Harvard Medical School faculty for a 3-day conference on cutting-edge clinical interventions for patients recovering from stroke, traumatic brain injury (TBI) and related central nervous system (CNS) trauma. The conference will include plenary lectures, breakout sessions and interactive case-based workshops on state-of-the-art, evidence-based apporaches to neurorehabilitation, and continuing education credits will be offered to physicians, physicial therapists, speech-language pathologists and occupational therapists.
Speakers at the 3-day event will include Dr. Brad Dickerson and Dr. Jonathan Jackson from our Center!
More information about the conference may be found at http://neurorehab.hmscme.com/venue. A conference flyer is also attached.
Harvard Medical School office of External Education
On Saturday, June 10, 2017 from 12pm – 2:30pm at the Hibernian Hall, 184 Dudley Street, Boston, MA 02119, the Massachusetts Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (MADRC) and the Center for Alzheimer Research and Treatment (CART) will host an educational series called Dine & Learn, in partnership with The Bass of Boston WZBR.
This free luncheon and workshop is for anyone who has loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. The workshop is open to family members, caregivers, health advocates and community members. Topics will include: What is memory? When is memory normal vs. not normal? What is Alzheimer’s disease and is it different from normal aging? What can I do to prevent Alzheimer’s disease and can research really benefit me?
There is no cost to attend; however, registration is required and can be completed by calling The Bass of Boston Radio at 617-238-7105, going online at www.TheBassradio.com, or emailing Dineandlearn@gmail.com.
Join more than 700 elder care professionals at the largest conference on dementia in New England at the Alzheimer's Association (MA/NH Chapter)'s annual "A Map Through the Maze" conference!
The keynote speaker for this year's event is Dr. Brad Dickerson -- the Director of the MGH Frontotemporal Disorders Unit, and he will speaking on 'Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders: The Importance of Making an Early Diagnosis'.
More information regarding the conference may be found at www.alzmass.org/map
Alzheimer's Association (MA/NH Chapter)
The Alzheimer’s Association MA/NH chapter presents the 2017 Alzheimer’s Advocacy Day on Thursday, May 11th at the Massachusetts State House Hall of Flags, 24 Beacon St., Boston, MA 02133. Come advocate for Alzheimer’s-related legislation, which seeks to improve treatment and services for those with Alzheimer’s and dementia. The doors open at 10 am, and the day begins at 10:30 am. The event is free and open to the public. Come join us for this important cause!