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Latest on Alzheimer’s research at upcoming conference

Internationally known Alzheimer’s and brain health researcher, Dr. Eric Larson, will discuss his recently released study on issues of brain health, exercise nutrition and risk reduction at the Alzheimer’s Association, St. Louis Chapter’s Annual Research update event: Bringing Alzheimer’s In Focus.

The event will be from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Hilton St. Louis Frontenac hotel.

Dr. Larson works on research projects related to promoting “successful” aging and high functioning in seniors. He has started new initiatives, including a National Institutes of Health Roadmap project, research in health informatics, research in physical activity, nutrition and obesity, and efforts to translate prevention of diabetes into everyday practice.

In addition to Dr. Larson, Dr. John Morris of Washington University, will discuss early detection including biomarkers, beta-amyloid, tau and Pittsburg compound. Dr. George Grossberg, of Saint Louis University, will discuss treatment options such as drug cocktails, and what’s expected in the next generation of treatment.

This year’s Research Update is sponsored in part by Saint Louis University Hospital.

The cost of the program is $10, and scholarships are available through the chapter.

For more information or to make a reservation, call (314) 432-3422 or toll free (800)980.9080.

The Alzheimer’s Association, St. Louis Chapter, serves 38 counties in eastern Missouri and western Illinois, offering numerous programs for those dealing with the many stages and issues of the disease. 

The Alzheimer’s Association’s mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research and to enhance care and support for individuals, their families and caregivers. 

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