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BCM researcher presents update on Alzheimer's disease lecture series

The annual educational lecture series "Update on Alzheimer's Disease" with featured speaker Dr. Rachelle S. Doody, director of the Alzheimer's Disease and Memory Disorders Center at Baylor College of Medicine, will be held Aug. 25 at the Houston Museum of Natural Science at 7 p.m.

The free program, sponsored by The Alzheimer's Association, Houston & Southeast Texas Chapter in partnership with the ADMDC at BCM, will include information on the latest breakthroughs in Alzheimer's disease research and therapy.

The event is open to anyone interested in learning more about the disease. There will be a public input session beginning at 6 p.m. before the lecture is scheduled to begin. Recommendations and comments expressed during the input session will be collected, analyzed and presented to officials from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The Houston Museum of Natural Science is located at One Hermann Circle Dr. On-site registration for the event takes place from 5:30–7:30 p.m.

This program is also supported, in part, by the City acting as the Harris County Area Agency on Aging and the Texas Department on Aging and Disability Services. Supported in part by the Moselle and Milton Pollack Endowed Fund for Alzheimer's Education in the Alzheimer's Disease and Memory Disorders Center at Baylor College of Medicine.

For more information, contact Joanna Lopez at joanna.lopez@alz.org, or call 713-314-1313. Register online at www.alztex.org/researchupdate.

Doody is also professor of neurology and the Effie Marie Cain Chair in Alzheimer's Disease Research at BCM.