Tune in to Healthline Alzheimer’s Awareness Twitter Chat to Learn the Latest Research and Risk Factors for the Disease. #LivingWithAlz
What Is a Twitter Chat?
A “Twitter chat” is a virtual meeting of people on Twitter to discuss a common topic, sometimes called a “Tweetchat”.
Tuesday, November 26th from 2:30-3:30- ET.
Where and How
Follow @Healthline on Twitter and search for the hashtag #LivingWithAlz to view the conversation. To join the chat, simply tweet a message with the hashtag at the end. You can also follow our community partners and advocates, @AlzRegistry @HeatherAlz
@Healthline will be moderating the chat with probing questions on the latest research in Alzheimer’s. Healthline is a medical community dedicated to providing trustworthy health news and advice.
Jessica Langbaum, Ph.D.
Langbaum, a principal scientist at Banner Alzheimer's Institute, earned a bachelor's degree in neuroscience and psychology with high honors from Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio, and a Ph.D. in psychiatric epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins University. Her doctoral studies focused on cognition and aging in older adults, in particular, cognitive training interventions for delaying or preventing cognitive and functional decline. She completed a post-doctoral research fellowship in brain imaging and Alzheimer's disease at Banner Alzheimer's Institute. She is actively involved here in research activities focusing on the use of brain imaging for studying the earliest evidence of Alzheimer's and on the design and execution of preclinical Alzheimer's treatment trials. She directs the national Alzheimer’s Prevention Registry and serves as a study officer for the Alzheimer’s Prevention Initiative’s first clinical trial in autosomal dominant early-onset Alzheimer’s disease mutation carriers. Langbaum has published papers in leading scientific journals on cognitive training, brain imaging and preclinical Alzheimer's disease. Read more
Heather Snyder, Ph.D.
Dr. Snyder assists with oversight of the Alzheimer's Association International Research Grant Program. She also collaborates with the National Institute on Aging (NIA), the U.S. agency leading federally funded Alzheimer's research, to conduct an ongoing comprehensive portfolio analysis of Alzheimer's Association-supported research. Dr. Snyder also plays a key supporting role in other Alzheimer's Association science activities. After earning an undergraduate degree in biology and religious studies at the University of Virginia, Dr. Snyder moved on to graduate and postgraduate studies in Chicago, completing her Ph.D. at Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine and a postdoctoral fellowship in the neurobiology program at Children's Memorial Research Center of Northwestern University. Read more