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On May 6, 2021 we hosted our 27th Annual Alzheimer Day online this year featuring Emily Rogalski, PhD, who discussed heterogeneity and resilience in cognitive aging during the signature Mendelson Lecture.

In addition to the lecture, persons living with dementia and their family members shared their stories and experiences in the Quality of Life Symposium sponsored by the Glen & Wendy Miller Family Foundation.

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Research Showcase

As a part of our annual event we featured the latest cognitive aging, dementia and neuroscience research at Northwestern University. More than 30 projects were submitted and are still available for viewing. 

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Presenting the Marie and Carl Duncan Prize in Memory Disorders Research

Erfan Taefi is the 2021 Duncan Award Winner. His project "Cultured Microglia from Cognitive SuperAgers Show High Rates of Proliferation" focused on better understanding the role of microglia — the cells of the immune system in the brain — in maintaining cognitive abilities in old age.

Read more about the project

For questions, please contact Lisa Rawlani at 312.503.5767 or

Alzheimer Day is generously supported by Linda and Robert Mendelson and the Glen and Wendy Miller Family Foundation.







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