April 6, 2012
WHY DO WE NEED TO RECOGNIZE ALZHEIMER'S EARLY?
Guests: Carey Gleason, Ph.D., Clinical Neuropsychologist and Administrator, ADRC-UW (Alzheimer's Disease Research Center)
Charlie Daniel, Diversity Coordinator, Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin
Alzheimer's researchers and educators are increasing their efforts to study younger and diverse populations including African-Americans who are twice as likely to develop Alzheimer's Disease compared to Caucasians. What do they hope to find, and what difference will it make?
In this program, Carey Gleason, Ph.D. and Charlie Daniel use their deep understanding of the emerging news about Alzheimer's to answer those questions and more. They particularly describe their outreach to the African-American community and bring to life why early detection is so critically important.
The Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin's 5th Annual "WINE & ROSES" will be held Saturday evening, April 21st, at Nakoma Golf Club in Madison. For more information on this event or if you have questions about Alzheimer's and other dementias, go to alzwisc.org, or call 232-3400.
by Carol Koby at 4:51 PM