Alzheimer’s Talks Teleconference Aug. 19

Wednesday, Aug. 19, the Alzheimer's Talks Teleconference from 3-4 p.m. ET will feature Dr. Scott Mackin, associate professor of Psychiatry at University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine. He is principal investigator for the Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative Depression Project (ADNI-D), which seeks to develop a greater understanding of mental illness and late-life depression and how that relates to cognitive decline.

Dr. Mackin will discuss the scientific research behind the trial, which is currently enrolling participants.

Dr. Mackin will discuss the scientific research behind the trial, which is currently enrolling participants.

Alzheimer’s Talks is a monthly teleconference series produced by USAgainstAlzheimer's to raise awareness about issues, and unite advocates with researchers or policy leaders. These informational interactive calls run much like a radio talk show, and provide caregivers, researchers, non-profit leaders, government officials, and other advocates direct access to the nation’s leading researchers in Alzheimer’s disease.

Anyone can join the free call via phone or online, or afterwards through the podcast or transcript.

To register for the call, go to Aug. 19 Alzheimer’s Talks.

Editor's note: USAgainstAlzheimer’s (USA2) is committed to ending Alzheimer's by 2020. USAgainstAlzheimer's presses for greater urgency from government, industry and the scientific community in the quest for an Alzheimer's cure. The organization accomplishes this through effective leadership, collaborative advocacy and strategic investments.

USAgainstAlzheimer's and the General Board of Church & Society (GBCS) of The United Methodist Church recently announced the launch of the Faith United Against Alzheimer's Coalition (FUAAC), a cooperative effort to mobilize all elements of the faith community in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

As founders of the coalition, USAgainstAlzheimer’s and GBCS will work with faith-based organizations to promote dignity, compassionate care and quality of life for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, provide support for families, and call on industry leaders, community stakeholders and policymakers to work urgently to find disease-modifying treatments and a cure.

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