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The Rhode Island Geriatric Education Center (RIGEC)

at the University of Rhode Island



Annual Malford Thewlis Lecture on Gerontology and Geriatrics

 

Alzheimer's Disease:
Risk Factors and Prevention from Infancy to Old Age

Alzheimer's disease is receiving increased national attention as a major health concern now and in the future. Recent research suggests that Alzheimer's disease is a combination of genetic, environmental, and personal behavioral factors. The lecture will summarize research that explains how and why the disease develops and what can be done to prevent it in the future. Interesting and intriguing research from infancy to old age will be highlighted. The two perspectives represented by our guest speakers include a research scientist and a medical researcher and clinician:

Nassar Zawia, PhD, Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology and Dean of the Graduate School, University of Rhode Island

John Stoukides, MD, RPh, Chief, Division of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine, Roger Williams Medical Center

The Thewlis Lecture was held on March 19, 2014. The lecture was recorded and is available for viewing anytime on URI's Livestream site. (The audio kicks in at 13:53, during Dr. Clark's introduction.)  Excellent and informative lectures!

 

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This is the 9th annual Malford Thewlis Lecture. For details about Thewlis speakers from previous years (some with links to YouTube videos), click here.

If you have any questions, please contact Judith Sweeney at 401-874-5311 or email rigec_jsweeney@uri.edu or JoAnn Evans at 401-874-7846 or email jmevans@mail.uri.edu

Upcoming CIPG Workshops

Workshop 1: Fundamental Concepts in Age-Related Changes and Wellness - 9/15/2014

Workshop 2: Assessing Geriatric Assessment: Why It Takes a Team to Do a Good Job - 11/3/2014

 

 

Alzheimer's Disease Training

Offered in partnership with the Alzheimer's Association of RI.

Dual Diagnosis, Alzheimer's Disease and Down Syndrome

 

T.E.A.M. (Training Employees for Alzheimer's Management)

 

Getting Started

 

View RI's State Plan on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias