Events

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.

 

 

June 15, 2017 to June 17, 2017

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.

 

CONTACT

Harvard Medical School office of External Education

Tel:  617-384-8600

Email:  CEPrograms@hms.harvard.edu

 

June 10, 2017

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.

 

May 17, 2017

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

 

CONTACT

Alzheimer's Association (MA/NH Chapter)

Tel:  617-868-6718

May 11, 2017

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!

April 26, 2017

Join us for a evening of music on Wednesday April 26, 2017, 7PM at the beautiful Coolidge Corner Theater in Brookline MA

Remember When is a musical fundraiser to benefit Cure Alzheimer's Fund and build awareness of the power of music in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease.

Speical Pre-show talk by Dr. Rudolph Tanzi, Vice-Chair of Neurology and Director of the Genetics and Aging Research Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital, who will be talking about recent advancements in research and the power of music in treating Alzheimer's disease. 

To learn more about the event, the artists and the show visit their website at: https://mamiddle.wixsite.com/rememberwhen or email them at: remember-when@outlook.com

 

April 26, 2017

Join us for a talk on 'Transcriptomic Changes of Astrocytes in Alzheimer's Disease" by Alberto Serrano-Pozo, MD, PhD, at MIND on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 11am!  Dr. Serrano-Pozo is our incoming MGH Clinical Fellow in Dementia, and the event will include an Alzheimer's Association check presentation ceremony for Dr. Serrano-Pozo in honor of a grant award that he will be receiving from the Alzheimer's Association!

 

CONTACT
Liang Yap

Tel:  617-726-3987

Email:  lyap@partners.org

April 24, 2017

As part of the Taste in Science's outreach and communication festival, our own Dr. Sarah Hopp of the Hyman Lab will be presenting a talk on how microglia (the resident immune cells of the brain) undergo changes in aging and dysfunction in Alzheimer's disease from 7-9pm on Monday, April 24, 2017. Come join us!

Tickets may be purchased at: https://tasteofscience.org/bos-events/brain-power

For more information on Taste of Science events, do check out https://tasteofscience.org/boston/

April 22, 2017

Join the Boston chapter of the Michael J Fox foundation on Saturday, April 22 from 11 AM – 12:30 PM at The Lavine Civic Forum at City Year, Inc in Boston, MA to discuss and raise awareness of Parkinson's disease. The event consists of a panel discussion with a young PD patient, a movement disorder specialist, a physical therapist, and a non-traditional therapist. Light breakfast is included, and registration is free.

To register, please visit https://www.youngvoicespd.com/.

To learn more about the panel, please visit https://www.youngvoicespd.com/about.

 

April 22, 2017

Members of the public are invited to a day-long symposium on promoting brain health, preventing brain disease and the restoration of brain function after injury. 

The symposium is organized by the MGH's Departments of Neurology, Neurosurgery, Psychiatry and Anesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine.

Speakers will include Dr. Rudy Tanzi, Dr. Brad Dickerson, Dr. Reisa Sperling and colleagues from the MGH's Department of Neurology. A preliminary copy of the symposium's agenda is attached.

To learn more about the event and to register, please click on http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ee1ialfm22020aa9&llr=4pxhl4lab

 

CONTACT

Sofia DiStefano

Tel:  617-726-4881

Email:  sdistefano1@mgh.harvard.edu

 

April 21, 2017

The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) will be hosting a free, 1-day Brain Health Fair on Friday, April 21, 2017 (10am -4pm) for patients, caregivers and families to learn more about the brain and participate in family-friendly activities.  Our own Dr. Teresa Gomez-Isla will present a talk on 'The Challenges of Alzheimer's Disease in the 21st Century" in Spanish at 1:45pm, so please drop by!

More information about the Health Fair's presentation schedule is attached, and registration details may also be found at http://patients.aan.com/go/activities/brainhealthfair.

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