Kozol to discuss ‘Theft of Memory’

Wednesday, July 29, the Alzheimer's Talks teleconference series welcomes award-winning author Jonathan Kozol. He will discuss his new book, The Theft of Memory: Losing My Father, One Day.

After his father was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, Kozol began to look back over the dozens of boxes of notes, memos and more that his father, Dr. Harry Kozol, had collected over a five-decade career as a respected psychiatrist and neurologist.

These explorations became the basis for this powerful book chronicling his father’s decline while preserving the memory of his father.

Kozol's other work includes Savage Inequalities, Death at an Early Age and many other books from his 50 years of working with children in inner-city schools.

To register for the call, go to Jonathan Kozol.

Alzheimer’s Talks is a monthly teleconference series produced by USAgainstAlzheimer's. The series raises awareness about issues, and unites advocates with researchers or policy leaders. These interactive calls are 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.

Mackin to discuss cognitive decline study

Wednesday, Aug. 19, the Alzheimer's Talks teleconference series will feature Dr. Scott Mackin, associate professor of Psychiatry at University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine and principal investigator for the Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative Depression Project (ADNI-D) that seeks to develop a greater understanding of mental illness and late-life depression, and how that relates to cognitive decline. Dr. Mackin will speak about the trial, which is enrolling participants as well as the scientific research behind the study.

You can register for the call at Dr. Scott Mackin.

USAgainstAlzheimer's and the General Board of Church & Society are partners in the Faith United Against Alzheimer's Coalition.

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