Untangling Alzheimer’s --
The Science & The Medicine
Speakers: Dr. Allan Levey, MD, PhD and Dr. David Weinshenker, PhD -- Emory University
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. Currently, 5.8 million Americans live with Alzheimer’s disease, and this number is projected to triple by 2050. In this program, Dr. Allan Levey and Dr. David Weinshenker from the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at Emory University will discuss the characteristics of Alzheimer’s disease and how scientists and doctors are using neuroscience to improve diagnosis and treatment.
Wednesday, November 13
Williams Room of the Dunwoody Library
Refreshments – 6:30 PM Program – 7:00PM
Presented by the Friends of the Dunwoody Library
Dr. Allan Levey is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurology at Emory University, and he is Director of the Emory Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. Dr. Levey has been at Emory University since 1991, where he has held a number of positions, including Director of Graduate Studies for the Neuroscience PhD Program, Founding Director of the Emory Center for Neurodegenerative Disease, and Director of the Emory MD/PhD Training Program. Dr. Levey is a neurologist and neuroscientist internationally recognized for his work in neurodegenerative disease and has more than 270 research publications.
Dr. David Weinshenker is a Professor in the Department of Human Genetics at Emory University and the Scientific Director of the Emory School of Medicine Rodent Behavioral Core facility. Dr. Weinshenker has been at Emory University since 2002, where he has held a number of positions including Director of Graduate Studies for the Molecular/Systems Pharmacology Graduate Program and Director of the Neuroscience Graduate Program. Dr. Weinshenker is known for his research on neurodegenerative diseases and affective disorders. He has published more than 100 journal articles.
Emory Healthcare Alzheimer’s Information (general info with links to other Emory resources and programs)
Alzheimer’s Association (many separate areas of info) https://www.alz.org/
Alzheimer’s Association Support for caregivers https://www.alz.org/help-support/caregiving
Brain and Life (free online or print magazine with occasional articles about Alzheimer’s) https://www.brainandlife.org/the-magazine/
National Institute of Health (free publications available in print or as pdf files for downloading) https://order.nia.nih.gov/view-all-alzhemer-pubs
Alzheimer’s Foundation of America https://alzfdn.org/
CREEPY at the Dunwoody CRAWLY Library
Saturday, March 2, 2019
10:15 — Story Time (age 3 – 8) 10:30 – 12:30
UGA Insect Zoo Bee Hive Demo/Display Insect Eating Plants Wildlife Div. of GA Dept. of Natural Resources
1:00 – “Georgia’s Favorite Frogs”
by Linda May, Wildlife Div. of GA Dept. of Natural Resources
Refreshments Free to the Community!
Giant Silent Souvenirs
Auction Spider Photo Opp.
Welcome to Creepy Crawly Day at the Dunwoody Library
Mr Spider Welcomes You
Get your Bug Hat from Bug Lady
Snacks for All
Boy he is BIG
Bees from Dunwoody
UGA Bugs for Kids
Plants that Eat Bugs
Goodbye Mr Spider