The Recreation Centers of Sun City West is partnering with Banner Alzheimer’s Institute and Sun Health Research Institute to present “The Science of Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease” lecture at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28 in the Palm Ridge Rec Center Summit Hall A, 13800 W. Deer Valley Drive.
This is a free event; tickets are required and may be picked up in the Library.
Can scientists find a way to stop Alzheimer’s disease before it ever affects your memory and thinking? Research efforts to prevent the disease are now focused on individuals who may be at risk for Alzheimer’s but do not show any symptoms. This presentation will provide an overview of how Alzheimer’s disease is defined before symptoms appear and how it is being used to develop preventative therapies. Presented by Mike Malek-Ahmadi, PhD, GStat bioinformatics scientist.
About the Presenter
Malek-Ahmadi is a bioinformatics scientist at the Banner Alzheimer’s Institute in Phoenix. He has worked in the field of Alzheimer’s disease research since 2003 and is an author on over 80 peer-reviewed journal articles in the areas of Alzheimer’s disease, mild cognitive impairment, and normal aging. Malek-Ahmadi’s current work at the Banner Alzheimer’s Institute focuses on identifying and characterizing pre-clinical Alzheimer’s disease using clinical, cognitive, neuroimaging, and neuropathological data.