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Upcoming GrayMatters® Events and Talks by GrayMatters® Creator Dr. Samuel Brinkman

Date City Event More Information
March 26 Fort Worth, TX Dr. Brinkman speaks (1:45 -3 p.m.) at the Alzheimer's Association -North Central TX Chapter Spring Symposium shelly.young@alz.org 
April 23 Mesquite, TX Free GrayMatters® Memory Screenings & Alzheimer's Awareness Event at The Courtyard, an Alzheimer's assisted living community mmolett@ccinc.net, Phone: 972-686-2400
       
       
       
       

May 7, 2008

Media Contacts:

Pamela Percival, Percival Consulting
325-692-5744/ ppercival@sbcglobal.net

OR Vicki Hayhurt, Dementia Screening Inc.
325-677-3172/ vhayhurst@nxclinic.com

GrayMatters® developer promotes Alzheimer’s needs with lawmakers

Neuropsychologist Samuel Brinkman, Ph.D., an expert in the evaluation and treatment of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, will participate in the 20th Annual Alzheimer's Association Public Policy Forum May 12-14, 2008, in Washington, D.C. The goal of those participating in the forum is to encourage lawmakers and other policy makers to recognize and address the Alzheimer’s emergency facing the United States. More information on the forum is available online at www.alz.org/publicpolicyforum/08/overview.asp.

While in Washington, Brinkman plans to attend a Congressional hearing on Alzheimer’s and visit with legislators on Capitol Hill to encourage them to support funding for Alzheimer’s research and programs.

“As we stand on the edge of major breakthroughs in Alzheimer's disease research, it is imperative that funding be available to translate these breakthroughs into clinical care, focusing on early detection and timely treatment," Brinkman said. 

Brinkman is a strong supporter of early detection and diagnosis of symptoms of Alzheimer’s and other dementias because early detection can help delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease and other memory problems. That’s why Brinkman developed the GrayMatters® Assessment System (www.dementiascreening.com) – to provide a quick, accurate, and affordable tool for identifying Alzheimer’s disease and other memory problems.

GrayMatters® is a simple memory screening test that has been incorporated into an easy-to-use, touch screen computer system. Screening is recommended every one to two years for people in their 60s and annually for those ages 70 and older. For people who are at greater risk (with identifiable risk factors such as a parent diagnosed with Alzheimer’s), annual screening should begin earlier.

 

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