Produced in collaboration with BrightFocus Foundation
Support for this patient education program was provided by Biogen.
Join Dr. Salloway and Dr. Sabbagh for this educational program to watch two back to back sessions about Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). This program educates patients, their families and caregivers about the signs and symptoms that may be an indication of early stages of dementia due to Alzheimer’s disease.
Session 1 - Alzheimer’s Disease: What Should We Watch For?
In the first session, Alzheimer’s Disease: What Should We Watch For? the expert panel describes the signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and explains the implications of an early and accurate diagnosis.
Session 2 - Alzheimer’s Disease: What Can We Do Today and Tomorrow?
During Session 2, Alzheimer’s Disease: What Can We Do Today and Tomorrow? the expert panel continues their discussion by evaluating current and emerging treatment options for AD. Additionally, they identify resources for support and further information available online for patients, families and caregivers who are coping with AD.
Stephen Salloway, MD, MS
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Stephen Salloway, MD, MS, is the Martin M. Zucker professor of psychiatry and human behavior and professor of neurology at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, and chief of neurology and director of the Memory and Aging Program at Butler Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island. Dr Salloway is an internationally recognized leader in clinical trials for Alzheimer’s disease (AD). His program has conducted more than 100 clinical trials for AD, which has led to the publications of more than 400 scientific articles and abstracts, 3 books, and lectures about AD. Dr Salloway is a fellow of the American Academy of Neurology and a member of the American Neurological Association. In 2019, he was elected to the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame for his AD research.
Marwan Noel Sabbagh, MD, FAAN
Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health
Marwan Noel Sabbagh, MD, FAAN, is director of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas, Nevada. Considered one of the leading experts in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and dementia, he dedicated his career to finding a cure for AD and other age-related neurodegenerative diseases. As the leading investigator of many prominent AD prevention and treatment trials, Dr Sabbagh has authored or co-authored over 350 medical and scientific articles on AD research, and is the author of The Alzheimer’s Answer: Reduce Your Risk and Keep Your Brain Healthy. He is the Camille and Larry Ruvo endowed chair for Brain Health and editor in chief of Neurology and Therapy. He has been recognized with numerous awards, including the 2015 WestMarc Innovator Award.
BrightFocus Foundation in Clarksburg, Maryland
Nancy Lynn is senior vice president of strategic partnerships at BrightFocus Foundation in Clarksburg, Maryland, a US-based nonprofit organization that funds global research to accelerate scientific advancement and generate greater public awareness of Alzheimer’s disease, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. She also raises funds and catalyzes distribution partnerships to launch disease-related documentary feature films. Ms Lynn is a former member of the national board of trustees for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America and of the board of trustees for the Martha Graham Dance Company. She received her Master of Arts in the history of art and architecture from the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University.
Anna Tait is a human resource specialist at BRT SpartanNash Logistics Co. in Indianapolis, Indiana. Alongside her mother, she was a caregiver to her father who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease. This experience gave Anna a deep appreciation for all caregivers and the sacrifices, stresses, and challenges they go through to care for a loved one. Anna resides in Fishers with her husband, David, and children Sophia, Vincent, and Fiona. She loves travelling, especially to Scotland, and hiking at the many surrounding State Parks. Anna graduated from Indiana University with a bachelor’s degree in art history.