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Don't miss: Alzheimer's disease and memory loss
studied at symposium

The program Understanding Alzheimer's from 7-8:30 p.m. Aug. 27 at the Ann Arbor District Library will detail the latest research on Alzheimer's disease.

Participants also will hear about tips and resources that increase comfort, help maintain activity and help people cope.

Scheduled speakers from the Alzheimer's Association will provide an overview of the disease and information on support available to victims and families. The association regularly helps inform people how to navigate the difficult decisions and uncertainties people with Alzheimer's and their families face at every stage of the disease.

U-M experts scheduled to discuss current trends in dementia research and opportunities to participate are: Bruno Giordani, director, Clinical Core, Michigan Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, and section director, Neuropsychology Section, Michigan Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (MADRC); and Dr. Nancy Barbas, associate professor, Department of Neurology and director, Cognitive Disorders Clinic. Those unable to attend can follow it live on Twitter at twitter.com/MlibraryHealthy.

Event sponsors are the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research, the Health Sciences Libraries, the Ann Arbor District Library, and MADRC, which is committed to conducting research on memory and aging to better understand how to prevent, diagnose and treat Alzheimer's disease and related disorders. For more information call 734-998-6797.

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