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Town Hall Seattle: Science Series

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Nov 3, 2020

Alzheimer’s is a global health problem, with more than 5 million people in the US alone living with the disease. Tremendous gains have been made in the understanding of the science and basic biology underlying Alzheimer’s and other dementias. In this presentation, Dr. Maria Carrillo joined us to share the latest advances.

Presented by Town Hall Seattle and Alzheimer’s Association Washington State Chapter, Dr. Carrillo brought her expertise as chief science officer at the Alzheimer’s Association to impart the great strides that are being made in prevention, detection, diagnostics, and therapeutic interventions. She discussed the causes of Alzheimer’s and dementia, the risk factors, and how lifestyle can impact risk reduction and prevention. Dr. Carrillo explained how advanced imaging assists with early detection and diagnosis—and how a search for a blood test could be a game-changer.

Maria C. Carrillo, Ph.D. is the chief science officer at the Alzheimer’s Association, where she sets the strategic vision for the global research program. She is an internationally respected expert, and has been in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Time magazine, and NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt. She has also published extensively on early diagnosis and biomarker standardization efforts, as well as on the global challenges to progress.

To watch this program on YouTube click here.

Presented by Town Hall Seattle and Alzheimer’s Association Washington State Chapter.