July Science Café – Alzheimer’s Disease: What the Future Holds
Tuesday, July 25 @ 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Join the CTSI and the St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care for a discussion led by Dr. Piero Antuono, Professor of Neurology, Director of the Dementia Research Center, and Julie Grassel, MSN.Ed., BSN, RN Clinical Research Nurse, Adult Translational Research Unit, both from the Medical College of Wisconsin.
You are invited to a brief presentation by experts in Alzheimer’s Disease followed by a conversation with community members. Presenters will offer an overview of Alzheimer’s disease and how it is different than normal aging. Trends in research will be discussed, including looking at studies of lifestyles and risk for dementia. Refinements in the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s by measuring biomarkers with laboratory and imaging testing will also be reviewed. The discussion will highlight the recent trials with vaccines against memory loss currently taking place in Milwaukee and Madison. In addition, advocacy in the community will be described, including a review of how advocacy can help secure money for continued Alzheimer’s research.
Piero G. Antuono, MD, is Professor of Neurology and Biophysics, and the Director of the Dementia Research Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin and Staff Physician at the Milwaukee VA Hospital. As a neurologist, he specializes in neurological diseases of the elderly, Alzheimer Disease and Dementia and has established a comprehensive care center at FMLH and VA for people with dementia. He is also Co-Director of the Clinical Core of the Alzheimer research Center at UW Madison.
Julie Grassel, MSN.Ed., BSN, RN
Julie Grassel, MSN.Ed., BSN, RN is a Clinical Research Nurse in the CTSI’s Adult Translational Research Unit (A-TRU) at the Medical College of Wisconsin. She obtained her Undergraduate degree in Nursing from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and her Master’s degree in Nursing with a specialty in Nursing/Healthcare Education from the University of Phoenix. Julie cares for research participants at the A-TRU, including patients with Alzheimer’s disease.
Photography: During the Science Café, we may capture photos that will solely be used for the aims of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute and Community Engagement.
Videotaping: During the Science Café, we may capture video of the presentation and a selection of interactions between the audience and speaker. The video may be posted on various web resources, in presentations, or other educational opportunities that will solely be used for the aims of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute and Community Engagement.
Broadcasting: During the Science Café, we may stream the presentation and interactions between the audience and speaker. Only those in attendance (speaker and audience) will be able to view the interactions.
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Publication or White Paper: The themes that come from the Science Cafe could be used in possible future publications or white papers. No direct quotations or identifiable information will be used for publication.