The MDP will be exhibiting at the Senior Holiday Celebration, sponsored by the DC Office on Aging. The Mayor's Annual Senior Holiday Celebration will be held under the theme "Live, Work and Play: An Age-Friendly Holiday Celebration," captures the Mayorâ€™s goal of ensuring that the District is known as an Age-Friendly City, an inclusive and an accessible environment that encourages active healthy aging.
The event will take place Tuesday, December 10, 2013 from 10:00am to 2:00pm in the DC Armory at 2001 East Capitol Street, SE. For more information and to reserve a ticket, call (202) 724-5626, and visit the event website for more information.
Dr. Turner spoke to BBC News about an exciting new potential biomarker for Alzheimer's disease. Scientists have found that mice with Alzheimer's disease showed loss of thickness in their retinas, and are interested to see if humans with Alzheimer's disease show the same retinal thinning.
"Human studies are needed to test this idea as a diagnostic [test]. Current leading biomarkers of Alzheimer's disease are either very costly or invasive. A retinal thickness scan - as measured by optical coherence tomography - would be both inexpensive and non-invasive."Read the full article here.
Thank you to everyone who joined us for the MDP Afternoon Tea on Friday, November 8. We hope you enjoyed yourselves as much as we did. Click here to see the slides from Dr. Turner's presentation.
The Holy Cross Caregiver Resource Center is partnering with the Georgetown University Memory Disorders Program to offer a free, educational presentation about memory loss and minority health.
Presented by: Brigid Reynolds, NP, and Carolyn Ward, MSPH, Georgetown University Memory Disorders Program
Location: Holy Cross Resource Center, Room 11B
9805 Dameron Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20902
Date: Thursday, September 19, 2013
Time: 6-7:30 pm
Caregivers and professionals are welcome. Light refreshments will be served.
For more information and to register, call 301-754-7151.
The Memory Disorders Program will be walking at the 2012 Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk on Saturday, October 26 at 9:30am on the National Mall.
Click here to register or donate to the Memory Disorders Program Team, or click here for more information..
The Memory Disorders Program is looking for a new nurse practitioner to join our team.
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Georgetown University offers attractive benefits, including a tuition assistance plan. We encourage qualified applicants to submit a cover letter and resume online to job number 2013-1066F.
Georgetown University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to diversity in the workplace.
Click here to apply!
The GUMC Memory Disorders Program is seeking a new setting in which to conduct its annual Patient and Caregiver Appreciation Luncheon. Since this is a cost borne by our program, we want to find a site (a house of worship or other meeting place) that is accessible and has parking.
We are willing to pay a fee for the use of space and would like to conduct the luncheon on
Saturday, November 9, 2013 from 12 noon â€“ 3 PM in the metropolitan DC area. We welcome
Please contact Alyssa deGuzman at (202) 687-2352 with your suggestion.
Read Dr. Turner's article about diabetes and Alzheimer's disease patients here.
On May 14th, MDP Program Coordinator Carolyn Ward, MSPH will be attending WAMU's Caregiving Forum, which will feature a discussion about the often-overlooked needs of caregivers. This event is open to the public, so for more information including how to register, please visit their event page.
The Memory Disorders Program works in close collaboration with the Alzheimer's Disease Cooperative Study to explore new clinical trials and receive updates about the current research. Read and subscribe to the ADCS blog to receive up-to-date information about new potential studies, as well as the latest findings in Alzheimer's disease research.
Dr. Turner was recently featured in the segment "The Ongoing Battle Against Alzheimer's" on the Diane Rehm show. If you missed it, you can listen to the broadcast here.
For those of you who were able to attend, we hoped you enjoyed the Annual Patient and Caregiver Appreciation Luncheon held on November 17, 2012. We've posted the presentation that Dr. Turner gave for your perusal:
R. Scott Turner, MD, PhD 2012 Memory Disorders Program 6th Annual Patient and Caregiver Appreciation Luncheon [pdf]
Thanks again for attending!
You are cordially invited to attend the Memory Disorders Program's Sixth Annual Patient and Caregiver Appreciation Luncheon on Saturday, November 17 from noon to 3pm.
Please click here for more information, or call Christine Sawda at (202) 687-9078 to RSVP.
The Memory Disorders Program will be walking at the 2012 Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk on Saturday, October 22 at 9:30am on the National Mall. We will also be staffing a table where we'll provide information about our clinic, and about ongoing research being conducted at Georgetown University.
Click here to register or donate to the Memory Disorders Program Team, or here for more information.
Co-produced by Alzheimer's Poetry Project and National Center for Creative Aging, this event will feature a briefing on arts and dementia research on Thursday, September 20 from 11am to 1pm in the Russell Senate Office in Washington, DC.
Click here for more information.
The Memory Disorders Program's own Brigid Reynolds was a guest on today's Diane Rehm show [thedianerehmshow.org] on NPR. The show, "The Latest Research on Alzheimer's Disease", featured information on a recent findings and commentary from experts in Alzheimer's Disease research.
Please listen to a streaming version of the Dian Rehm show [thedianerehmshow.org] originally aired on NPR WAMU 88.5.
Dr. Turner is the lead investigator in a nation-wide study to determine the effect of Resveratrol, a compound found in red grapes, on individuals with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease.
Click here for the full story.
We're pleased to share some recent news stories featuring the Memory Disorders Program and our Director, Dr. Turner. Please follow the links below for the full articles.
- Studying the effects of resveratrol on Alzheimer's Disease
- Component in red wine may hold answers in Alzheimer's battle [usatoday.com]
- In Vino Vitalis? In Wine There Is Life? [gumc.georgetown.edu]
- On advancing Alzheimer's Disease clinical research
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Grand Hyatt Washington
1000 H Street, NW
11:30am: Reception and Silent Auction
Music for the Mind is a fundraising event to support research for neurological diseases including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, stroke, and traumatic brain injury.
Where: The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
When: March 31, 2012 | 6 PM Reception, 8 PM Performance
Click here for more information and to purchase tickets: http://gumc.georgetown.edu/musicforthemind/
What is it?
A Memory Cafe is a casual social meeting venue for those with progressive memory or cognitive impairment and their caregivers. There are activities for those seeking information, resources and fellowship.
- Information is available from organizations in the Washington, D.C. area that provide support to those living with dementia / Alzheimerâ€™s disease.
- Those living with various forms of dementia and their caregivers share experiences and wisdom.
Where can I find a Memory Cafe?
Club Memory, sponsored by the Sibley Senior Association
Meets: Second and fourth Wednesday of every month from 2 to 3:30 PM
Where: Sibley Hospital
Contact Marti Bailey at (202) 364-7602.
GreatFalls/Reston/Memory Cafe, serving Great Falls, Reston, Herndon and Vienna, VA
Meets: First and third Thursday of every month from 2 to 3:30 OM
Where: Andrew Chapel Methodist Church
1301 Trap Rd
Contact: Carol Blackwell (571) 236-6933 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Carol Blackwell -- email@example.com / (571) 236-6933
Elise Schoux -- firstname.lastname@example.org / (202) 965-4482
Please check out our Fall 2011 MDP Newsletter [pdf] which includes:
- Information about clinical studies open for recruitment,
- A reflection on a participation in research studies, and
- New diagnostic criteria for Alzheimer's disease
Where: Leavey Center, Georgetown University at 3800 Reservoir Rd, NW
When: Saturday, November 19 from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM.
Please RSVP with your name, phone number, and number of guests in your party to Jason at (202) 687-8800, or register online at http://mdppcal2011.eventbrite.com/.
We hope to see you there!
The MDP will be participating in the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's on Saturday, November 5 on the National Mall in Washington, DC.
Click here to join our team! Please consider making a donation. Your contributions support the Alzheimer's Association's continued efforts to raise awareness and promote the continued study of Alzheimer's disease. Please visit the event website for more information.