Small group discussion of "Can Alzheimer's be Stopped?"

At the residence of Conrad Hadland, Contact Conrad by email for the location and directions  E-mail: [email protected]

(Please note:  Conrad lives within a 10 minute walk of the New Westminster sky train station and has some guest parking available.  Some refreshments will be available.)

After some discussion with some of our participants it appears that perhaps a change from the Atheist theme would be appropriate for now.  So, our next discussion will be focused on the PBS Nova video:

Can Alzheimer’s be stopped?

“Join investigators as they untangle the cause of Alzheimer’s and race to develop a cure.  Alzheimer’s disease strikes at the core of what makes us human: our capacity to think, to love, and to remember. The disease ravages the minds of over 40 million victims worldwide, and it is one of the greatest medical mysteries of our time. Join investigators as they gather clues and attempt to reconstruct the molecular chain of events that ultimately leads to dementia, and follow key researchers in the field who have helped to develop the leading theories of the disease. Along the way, meet individuals from all walks of life who will reveal what it’s like to struggle with Alzheimer’s. Among them, members of a unique Colombian family who have learned that their genetic predisposition all but guarantees early onset Alzheimer’s. Yet there may be hope. Join these courageous patients participating in clinical trials, and then go behind the scenes of the major drug trials to see how researchers target and test therapies that may slow and even prevent Alzheimer’s”.

“When I was a medical student in the 1950s, we practically never spoke about Alzheimer's disease. And why is that so? And that is because people didn't live long enough to have Alzheimer's disease.” Eric Kandel

And what is the relationship between dementia and Alzheimer’s?


Let’s contemplate the reality of what the rest of our lives might be.

June 02, 2016 at 11:00am - 1pm Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Conrad Hadland's Residence
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