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20th Annual Alzheimer's Disease Public Forum to be Held May 25


For immediate release
Date:    2005

The 20th Annual Alzheimer's Disease Public Forum, a free public presentation designed to share recent research and treatment advances in Alzheimer's Disease, is planned from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 25 in Mount Vernon, Wash.

The event for families and friends of Alzheimer's patients will be presented at the newly completed McIntyre Hall at Skagit Valley College, located at 2501 East College Way, Mount Vernon, Wash., 98273. Parking is free.

Rebecca Logsdon, associate professor of psychosocial and community health at the University of Washington School of Nursing, will introduce the program's two speakers.

Elaine Peskind, M.D., associate director of the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at the Veterans' Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, University of Washington, will speak on advances in the understanding of the disease's biology and treatment.

Susan McCurry, Ph.D., research associate professor in the Department of Psychosocial and Community Health at the UW School of Nursing and researcher in the school's Northwest Research Group on Aging, will speak on how families can assist people with Alzheimer's disease.

Doors open at 6:30, and the program will begin at 7 p.m. For more details, call 866-292-4464.

The forum is sponsored by the University of Washington Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, Friends of Alzheimer's Research, The Western Washington Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association, The Alzheimer's Society of Washington, and the UW School of Nursing's de Tornyay Center for Healthy Aging.


The University of Washington School of Nursing is consistently the nation’s No. 1-ranked nursing school, according to U.S. News & World Report. Ranked No. 3 in research funding from the National Institutes of Health, the UW School of Nursing is a national and international leader in improving the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities. The school addresses society’s most pressing challenges in health care through innovative teaching, award winning research and community service.