New Strategies in the Fight Against Alzheimer’s Disease
Dementia Friendly Tempe’s 2nd Community Summit
Saturday, April 1, 2017
Summit: 10 a.m. – noon. GeneMatch: noon – 1 p.m.
Southwest Naturopathic College, 2140 E Broadway Rd, Tempe, AZ 85282
Come to this free event to learn more about the fight to prevent Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
|Mayor Mark Mitchell||Dementia Friendly Tempe’s year of growth and activities|
|Jan Dougherty, RN||Become a dementia friend and advocate|
|Jane Gerlica, MC||Become a Dementia Friendly Tempe Champion!|
|Dr. Bill Burke, MD||New Strategies in the Fight against Alzheimer’s disease|
|12 – 1 pm|
|Banner Alzheimer’s Institute||GeneMatch Prevention Study informational session|
You can help find an end to Alzheimer’s disease with a simple cheek swab
GeneMatch is a national program led by the Banner Alzheimer's Institute that recruits participants for Alzheimer’s prevention studies using genetic testing (through free cheek swab kits) to match volunteers with research opportunities. GeneMatch advances Alzheimer’s research by helping scientists find enough qualified participants to launch new studies.
You must be between the ages of 55-75 with normal memory and thinking abilities to participate
Banner Alzheimer’s Institute will be offering GeneMatch swabbing sessions at the community summit. Clinical Trials staff will be on hand from noon to 1 p.m. to help you complete the on-line registration process and to assist you with swabbing.