Live chat with expert: Dr. Rebecca Edelmayer

Scientists, researchers, doctors and advocates come together each year at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference to share research findings, studies, theories and discoveries that will help bring the world closer to breakthroughs in dementia science and care. This year’s conference shifted to an online event and was made available to anyone to attend virtually at no cost. Read the top five takeaways according to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Join Home Instead gerontologist and caregiver advocate, Lakelyn Hogan, along with Dr. Rebecca Edelmayer, director of scientific engagement for the Alzheimer’s Association for a recap and overview of key findings, research and caregiving resources to help you and your loved ones along your Alzheimer’s caregiving journey. Attendees will learn:

  • The latest scientific findings in Alzheimer’s research
  • Updates on dementia care research
  • How to participate in and contribute to research
  • Support and resources offered by the Alzheimer’s Association

About the expert

Dr. Rebecca Edelmayer
As the Director of Scientific Engagement for the Alzheimer’s Association, Dr. Edelmayer creates and delivers ongoing research and education to more the 75 Alzheimer’s Association chapters across the U.S. ensuring the staff and public are aware of the importance of medical research and the Alzheimer’s Association’s crucial role in advancing research to improve the lives of individuals living with dementia and their care partners. Dr. Edelmayer also manages initiatives uniting researchers and clinicians with leaders of industry, regulatory agencies and the government on topics related to blood-based biomarker testing, use of digital health technologies and biotech approaches in studying dementia. She has over 17 years of experience as a practicing scientist and educator and completed her Ph.D. and postdoctoral training in medical pharmacology with a focus on neuropharmacology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine.

One thought on “Advancements in Dementia Science & Care

  • Wanda Jenkins

    Enjoyed this discussion. Got lots of in info. out of it. Great to hear about meds, dx and differences in race and the way dementia affects people.

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