SOURCE: Alzheimer's Association MA/NH Chapter

Alzheimer's Association MA/NH Chapter

October 15, 2009 12:45 ET

Alzheimer's Association Event Features MD of HBO Emmy-Winning Alzheimer's Project

Dr. David Bennett Talks About "Building a Better Brain as We Age"

WATERTOWN, MA--(Marketwire - October 15, 2009) - The public is invited to hear firsthand from David Bennett, MD of the Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, at a free event at the Westin Waltham Hotel in Waltham, October 21. His work was featured in the Emmy-winning HBO Alzheimer's Project which aired earlier this year. The presentation is sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association, MA/NH Chapter as part of its annual Matthew and Marcia Simons Research Symposium series.

Internationally known for his work on the two largest multi-year, ongoing studies of aging and Alzheimer's, Dr. Bennett is investigating clues to the prevention of the disease and other common age-related health problems. He is the Robert C. Borwell Professor of Neurological Sciences at Rush University Medical Center, as well as director of the Alzheimer's Disease Center there.

"We do not yet have a cure for Alzheimer's, but Dr. Bennett and others are making significant progress in their investigations into causes and risk reduction," said James Wessler, president and CEO of the Alzheimer's Association, Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter. "Dr. Bennett's presentation at our research symposium provides an opportunity to hear the most up-to-date information about his research."

Admission is free, but reservations are recommended. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.; the lecture begins at 7:00 p.m., and is followed by a coffee and dessert reception.

The Alzheimer's Association also offers programs and support to those affected by the disease, including a 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900. To make reservations for "Building a Better Brain as We Age" go to www.alz.org/MANH, call 617-868-6718 for more information or e-mail eventsMANH@alz.org.

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