With such an exciting year for dementia research behind us – and with 2020 promising to be even more thrilling – the Alzheimer’s Association is hosting a Community Research Forum for residents of the City of Ventura. The forum will be held at the NAMBA Performing Arts Space in Downtown Ventura on January 31st at 1PM. The Alzheimer’s Association is offering this free forum as a way to wrap-up all the advances that have been made in the last year, including:
- A healthy lifestyle may counteract genetic risk for dementia.
- An Alzheimer’s blood test may be on the horizon.
- Alzheimer’s risk and progression differs by sex.
- Vision and hearing loss might increase dementia risk – especially when combined.
- New possible treatments and drug targets for Alzheimer’s disease.
The Alzheimer’s Association California Central Coast Chapter Research Champion, Donna Beal, will discuss the landscape of Alzheimer’s and dementia science; the latest advances in clinical trials, treatments, and lifestyle interventions; and updates on the work being done locally, including new education and support group opportunities.
The Alzheimer’s Association is the premier source of information and support for the five million Americans with Alzheimer’s disease. Through its national network of chapters, it offers a broad range of programs and services for people with the disease, their families and caregivers and represents their interests on Alzheimer’s-related issues before federal, state and local government and with health and long-term care providers.
Call 800.272.3900 or visit alz.org/CACentralCoast to learn more and to register.