Learn more about Alzheimer’s disease and genes


Could your genes help end Alzheimer’s disease? Butler Hospital’s Memory and Aging Program is hosting a community program for those who want to learn more about Alzheimer’s disease prevention studies and a new program called GeneMatch.

The program takes place at  The Phyllis Siperstein Tamarisk Assisted Living Residence on 3 Shalom Drive in Warwick on Wednesday, Sept. 5.   Interested individuals will be provided with a cheek swab kit to determine which copies of the APOE Alzheimer’s gene they have. To participate in a GeneMatch swab, you must be between the ages of 55 and 75 and without a diagnosis of cognitive impairment or dementia. All interested participants will need to refrain from eating or drinking anything other than water within one hour before collecting the cheek swab. This event starts at 6 p.m. Please contact Susan Adler, director of marketing and outreach at Tamarisk, with any questions regarding the event at 401-732-0037, ext. 104 or Susana@tamariskri.org.