Alzheimer’s disease research update

On Monday, August 20, from 5 to 7 pm at Farm Neck Golf Club, the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund (CAF) will offer a presentation on current research. The speaker will be neurologist Dr. Rudolph Tanzi, director of the genetics and aging research unit at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Dr. Tanzi has been investigating human neurodegenerative diseases since 1980 and has cofounded two biotech companies currently developing new therapies for treating Alzheimer’s. Dr. Tanzi has co-authored over 285 research articles, as well as a book, “Decoding Darkness: The Search for the Genetic Causes of Alzheimer’s Disease.”

The event will be hosted by Jeffrey and Jacqui Morby, cofounders and chairmen of CAF.