The Alzheimer’s Epidemic: Research, Progress and Hope

Monday, October 2, 2017, 6:30 pm

Vilar Performing Arts Center

Dr. Maria Carrillo, the Alzheimer’s Association’s Chief Science Officer, will present the latest research advances in the relentless work to eradicate Alzheimer’s on Monday, October 2, at 6:30 p.m. at the Vilar Performing Arts Center.

In a free-of-charge dynamic presentation, “The Alzheimer’s Epidemic: Research, Progress and Hope,” Dr. Carillo will discuss global efforts and provide a local focus as senior populations in Eagle, Garfield and Pitkin counties are expected to quadruple by 2035.

More than five million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s and the number could rise as high as 16 million by 2050. Alzheimer’s Disease is currently the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S.

However, Dr. Carrillo’s message includes providing hope by sharing the significant progress in the disease’s research. Internationally recognized for her work, she is on the Advisory Committee for the World Health Organization Dementia Setting Priorities & Portfolio Analysis, is on the Governing Board of the Global Brain health Institute and manages the World-Wide Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative, which is a research effort aimed at finding biomarkers for early detection of Alzheimer’s.

Reserve your free ticket now at VilarPac.org. Questions? Contact Gary Wicklund, (312) 925-2673 or Wendy Miller at EVSL, (970) 977-0188.