Brain Health Awareness Month: COAH’s Dr. Marilyn Albert to Present at #BrainMatters Webinar on Weds., 6/12, 7-8pm

COAH Senior Associate Faculty Dr. Marilyn Albert will present on lifestyle factors that may influence risk for cognitive decline as part of the next #BrainMatters webinar slated for Wed., June 12 from 7-8pm, for which you may register here.

Dr. Albert is a professor of neurology at Johns Hopkins (JH), and Director of the JH Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (JHADRC)—which is a co-sponsor of #BrainMatters. Dr. Albert’s research focuses on the cognitive and brain changes associated with aging and memory loss. Her work has delineated the cognitive changes associated with aging and the earliest phases of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), as well as lifestyle factors that promote maintenance of mental abilities with advancing age.

Following her presentation, Dr. Albert will join a panel discussion on lifestyle factors, the importance of early detection, and research participation. The panel will additionally include two JHADRC research participants, Mr. Willie Powers of central Virginia, and Ms. Teriko Epps, a former caregiver and Baltimore-based author, as well as Dr. Janero Hernandez with Kaiser Permanente in Maryland.

COAH Communications Specialist, Anthony L. Teano, MLA, will host the webinar along with Dr. Corinne Pettigrew, Outreach Team Leader with the JHADRC. The event will be moderated by JoAnn Scipio, MSN, RN, with the Anne Arundel County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. They are all co-founders of #BrainMatters–a community-based regional collaboration that is dedicated to sharing science-based information about brain health, health disparities, memory loss & Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, along with representatives from the Greater Maryland Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, the Columbia (MD) Alumnae Chapter of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., the JHAD-RCMAR, and the Global Council on Brain Health.

 

By Anthony L. Teano, MLA
Communications Specialist