World Alzheimer's Day

Discover New Approaches to Combat Alzheimer's Disease

More than 580,000 people age 65 and older are living with Alzheimer's disease in Florida. By 2025, that number is expected to increase by 24%.

Listen as Gregg Fields, Ph.D., executive director of FAU’s Institute for Human Health and Disease Intervention and a professor in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, discusses emerging technology designed to treat and monitor Alzheimer’s Disease, including:

  • The use of Magnetic resonance-guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) technology to deliver drugs to the brain.
  • Diagnosis using less invasive and less expensive blood-based biomarkers.
  • The use of biomarkers to evaluate the potential effectiveness of therapeutic interventions.

Watch Fields' full Research in Action video here.

Up next:

Join Greg Fields, Ph.D., and other FAU researchers for a panel discussion about Discoveries, Treatments and Strategies.

What: How FAU is Accelerating the Drive Against Cancer
When: 3 to 4:30 p.m., Oct. 12
Where: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Friedberg Auditorium, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton.

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Next Research in Action

What: Supporting Fathers as Caregivers with Ashley Rivera, Ph.D.
When: 1 to 2 p.m., Sept. 22
Where: Zoom

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