State Task Force on Alzheimer’s Disease, Other Dementias to Visit UToledo

December 8, 2021 | News, UToday, Alumni
By Christine Billau

Researchers at The University of Toledo who are advancing new therapies for brain diseases will give a tour of their laboratories to members of the state of Ohio’s Task Force on Alzheimer’s Diseases and Related Dementias this week on Health Science Campus.

The group, which includes Ohio Department of Aging Director Ursel J. McElroy, will move to Main Campus for a public listening session from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, in the Brady Engineering Innovation Center to gather input from individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, along with their caregivers.

Families are invited to share their stories to help shape future policy and programs in the state. Professionals who work in aging services, healthcare or related fields and members of the public also are invited to provide input about services and support for people with dementia.

“The University is pleased to host events that relate to our research and clinical enterprise in providing support to our community through the expertise of our faculty members and students,” said Dr. Frank Calzonetti, UToledo vice president of research. “The University has received millions of dollars in external funding to address these diseases from a number of foundations and agencies, including funding supported by the National Institutes of Health, which is the gold standard in funding exceptional research.”

Register for the public listening session on the Department of Aging’s sign-up website. RSVPs are encouraged but not required.

All attendees will be required to wear face masks regardless of vaccination status.

Visit the state’s website to learn more about the task force.

Click to access the login or register cheese