On Pluto, Inside the Mind of Alzheimer's
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On Pluto: Inside The Mind of Alzheimer’s
Lisa Genova & Greg O’Brien To Speak At CCMNH On Alzheimer’s
Lisa Genova, author of New York Times Bestsellers Still Alice, Left Neglected, and Love Anthony, will join author/editor Greg O’Brien 6 pm July 22 at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, Route 6A, Brewster, for a compelling presentation on the affects of Alzheimer’s disease. Admission is free, refreshments will be served, but reservations are required, given limited space in the museum’s auditorium.
For reservations, please call the museum at 508-896-3867.
Genova, who earned a Ph.D in neuroscience from Harvard, travels worldwide, speaking about the causes, treatments, and ways to prevent Alzheimer’s. She has appeared on the Dr. Oz Show, the Diane Rehm Show, CNN, Chronicle, Fox News, and Canada AM, and was featured in the documentary film, To Not Fade Away.
O’Brien, who writes for regional and national publications and is the former editor/publisher of The Cape Codder, was diagnosed several years ago with Early Onset Alzheimer’s. His mother and maternal grandfather died of Alzheimer’s. O’Brien is now completing a book about the disease, a first-person journey entitled, “On Pluto: Inside the Mind of Alzheimer’s.”
There are an estimated 24 million people worldwide today with general dementia, an estimated five million in the U.S. afflicted with Alzheimer’s, and predictions of up to 16 million Americans diagnosed with the disease by 2050. Alzheimer’s is the only cause of death among the top 10 on the United States without a means to prevent, cure, or even slow its progression. It is a disease that is expected to impact the Baby Boomer generation dramatically.