Mediterranean Food for Thought There has been considerable research on the relation between nutrition and risk for Alzheimer’s disease, but the results have been conflicting. Part of the reason could be the tendency to study specific foods rather than the big picture. Dr. Scarmeas will discuss his research of the whole diet approach and the association between a Mediterranean-type diet and Alzheimer’s disease.
Presenter: Nikolaos Scarmeas, M.D., M.Sc. Associate Professor of Neurology and Cognitive Neuroscience, Taub Institute at Columbia University Medical Center
Research Update: Immunotherapy for Alzheimer’s Disease Could we stimulate our immune systems to resist Alzheimer’s disease? Dr. David Holtzman, from Washington University School of Medicine will lead us on a journey to understand the history, current research and hopeful future of immunotherapy and Alzheimer’s disease.
Presenter:David M. Holtzman, M.D. Professor and Chairman, Dept. of Neurology, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
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Nikolaos Scarmeas, M.D., M.Sc. Dr. Scarmeas is an Associate Professor of Neurology and Cognitive Neuroscience, Taub Institute at Columbia University Medical Center. He shares his time between research and clinical work at Columbia University and in University of Athens. His clinical work includes seeing elderly patients with dementias and cognitive dysfunction, supervising and teaching of Medical students and Neurology residents.
David M. Holtzman, M.D. Professor and Chairman, Dept. of Neurology, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Holtzman is a pioneer in the study of the pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer disease.
Angela Geiger Angela is the Chief Strategy Officer at the Alzheimer’s Association, headquartered in Chicago. Geiger works day-to-day across all divisions of the organization to coordinate and execute Association strategy to maximize impact in the fight against Alzheimer’s and improve the lives of those who are affected by it.
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