Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease

Lunch & Learn for Doctors

The Mayan Room, Suite 310, 450 Sutter Street, San Francisco
Lunch @ 11:45 am. Presentation and Q&A: 12:05 to 12:55

Baby boomers are taking on a significant portion of their loved ones’ care. Few consequences of old age are as scary and demanding, both emotionally and financially, as Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging. It is a progressive and fatal brain disease that is the most common form of dementia. Our guest speaker, Dr. Elizabeth Edgerly of the Alzheimer’s Association will address:

  • Symptoms and effects of Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia
  • How Alzheimer’s affects the brain; causes and risk factors
  • How to find out if it’s Alzheimer’s disease and address a diagnosis
  • The stages of the disease and benefits of early detection
  • Treatment and hope for the future

Guest Speaker

Elizabeth Edgerly, Ph.D.

Elizabeth Edgerly, Ph.D.

Elizabeth Edgerly, Ph.D., is Chief Program Officer of the Alzheimer’s Association, Northern California & Northern Nevada, as well as a clinical psychologist.  Dr. Edgerly joined the Alzheimer’s Association in 1995 and oversees all chapter programs for persons with dementia, their families and professionals.  She is instrumental in the development of new programs to better meet the needs of persons with dementia throughout Northern California & Northern Nevada.  Dr. Edgerly is an active presenter and spokesperson for the Alzheimer's Association and has appeared on television, radio and in numerous national and local publications, speaking topics related to brain health and Alzheimer’s.  In addition to her work with programs, she staffs the chapter’s Medical Scientific Advisory Council.

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