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What is Alzheimer's Disease and Can We Prevent It?

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Kristine Yaffe, M.D.

Kristine Yaffe, M.D.

Roy and Marie Scola Endowed Chair of Psychiatry, Neurology, and Epidemiology
Director, Center for Population Brain Health
University of California, San Francisco
Member, National Academy of Medicine

Maury Strauss Distinguished Public Lecture: What is Alzheimer's Disease and Can We Prevent It? 

Date: April 11, 2024

Time: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.  (Reception and hors d'oeuvres at 5 p.m.)

About this Seminar

Alzheimer's disease and related dementias (ADRD), neurodegenerative conditions which affect memory and thinking, have tremendous impacts on patients, their caregivers, and our healthcare systems. The global prevalence of dementia is projected to triple to an estimated 153 million individuals living with dementia by 2050; and until very recently, treatment and prevention options have been limited. Groundbreaking advances in basic science, drug development, and population-based health now presage a changing outlook for the field.  Dr. Yaffe will discuss the public health impacts of ADRD trends, latest breakthroughs in research, challenges to progress, and the future landscape of ADRD prevention.

Additional Details

This is a free event hosted by Dr. Michael Friedlander and the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute. For more information, please call 540-526-2059.

About Maury Strauss

Maury Strauss is a longtime community benefactor and businessman who supports biomedical research with the goal of energizing the local economy and improving quality of life in our neighborhoods and around the world. In order to ensure the continued success of Roanoke’s biomedical research enterprise, as well as the free public seminars, Mr. Strauss has made a generous gift to the series. Read More.

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