Join the Alzheimer's Association for their 29th Annual Matthew and Marcia Simons Research Symposium on Alzheimer's Disease on Wednesday October 16th, 2019. This free research lecture will begin with a reception with light refreshments at 6:30pm and the program will start at 7pm. Dr. Rachel Whitmer will present "Dementia, Looking Back to Move Forward" which will focus on modifiable risk factors over the lifecourse and how health in early life impacts cognitive aging. She will discuss risk factors to reduce dementia over one’s lifetime and how living a healthy lifestyle early on can positively impact cognitive aging. Dr. Whitmer will also address the concept of brain health as a lifetime pursuit, the importance of conducting studies in diverse populations, and the launch of the U.S. Study to Protect Brain Health Through Lifestyle Intervention to Reduce Risk (U.S. POINTER) trial. U.S POINTER is the first multi-domain behavioral intervention trial to reduce cognitive impairment funded by the Alzheimer’s Association. This event is free to attend and walk-ins are welcome, but we strongly recommend that you register in advance. For more information or to register, please visit our website at alzmassnh.org/simons or call our 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900.