FILM: “Alzheimer’s Disease: Facing the Facts”

FILM: “Alzheimer’s Disease: Facing the Facts”

January 20, 2009 at 10pm

WHYY in Philpadelphia (For local listings, go to http://www.tracmedia.com/LOL/alzheimers/) A must-see film!! Narrated by Tony and Emmy award-winning actor Edward Herrmann, Alzheimer’s Disease: Facing the Facts is a new one-hour documentary that examines the personal and societal implicatio…

Organized by John Trojanowski, University of Pennsylvania

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RCDC Open House

January 14, 2009 from 1:30pm to 3pm – NIH Webcast

FoNIA members as well as members of the public are invited to the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland, to speak with RCDC staff about the new RCDC public reporting website.

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FONIA Member Educational Briefing: Obesity and Aging

The Alliance for Aging Research presented an educational briefing on Capitol Hill that addressed the affects of obesity on the aging population. Experts in the field of aging discussed the link between obesity and age-related chronic disease and the research underway to better understand the impact of obesity on older Americans.

This briefing was part of the “Diseases in the Shadows” series focusing on dangerous and elusive health conditions that afflict millions of older people.

Speakers Included:

Daniel Perry
Executive Director
Alliance for Aging Research

Robert Friedland, Ph.D.
Founding Director, Center on an Aging Society
Georgetown University

Richard Suzman, Ph.D.
Director, Behavioral and Social Research Program
National Institute on Aging, NIH

Click here to view Dr. Friedland’s presentation.

Click here to view Dr. Suzman’s presentation.