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Senior News

Alzheimer’s and dementia presentation set for March 1

Raj C. Shah, MD, associate professor of family medicine with the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center, will
present “Alzheimer’s, Dementia Research & Latest Understandings” at the Oswego Senior Center, 156 E. Washington St.

Community members of all ages are invited to attend this presentation at 10 a.m. March 1. Refreshments will be provided by Rush Copley Medical Center. 

RSVP to Oswego Senior Center, 630-554-5602 to reserve your place for the presentation.

Dr. Shah is board-certified in family medicine with a certificate of added qualification in geriatrics. 

Shah’s academic career interest is the design and conduct of community-based clinical trials for the prevention and treatment of age-related conditions including, but not limited to, memory loss.

Dr. Shah is a principal investigator for clinical trials in Alzheimer’s disease and other common age-related conditions.

He serves on the international steering committee and is site principal investigator for the Aspirin in Reducing Events in the Elderly prevention clinical trial.

He also provides support for ongoing longitudinal research and infrastructure projects on memory and aging, including the Rush Memory and Aging Project, the Rush Religious Orders Study, the Rush Minority Aging and Research Study, the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Core Center, the Rush Center of Excellence on Disparities in HIV and Aging, and the Rush Memory Clinic Data and Specimen Repository.

Dr. Shah is the Rush site principal, investigator for the All of Us Research Program of the NIH’s Precision Medicine Initiative. His research manuscripts focus on non-neurological, modifiable factors associated with disability-free longevity in aging and novel clinical trial design and implementation.

Dr. Shah oversees education, community engagement and recruitment efforts of the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center, especially in communities under-represented in aging research.

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