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A collaboration between CWRU, Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals and the LSCVAMC which aims to study the different forms of dementia in the hope that learning more about the disease can lead to new forms of treating, and eventually curing, Alzheimer’s.
Webinar Series: Understanding Brain Health, Live!
A virtual online informational sessions hosted by the Cleveland Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center aiming to provide timely information and brain healthy activities by area professionals.
Nov 5, 2020 02:00 PM
Nov 19, 2020 02:00 PM
Dec 3, 2020 02:00 PM
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Speakers

Fred & Dianne Discenzo
@COME DANCE WITH ME!
Fred and Dianne Discenzo are active in the dance community and together they continue to run the Come Dance With Me program for Parkinson’s they started ten years ago. They have been trained in dance instruction for Parkinson’s by the Mark Morris Dance Group in Brooklyn NY and they both have achieved bronze and silver levels of performance in ballroom dancing. They have also taught dance programs in the area for BGSU, The Alzheimer’s Association of Cleveland and The Cleveland Sight Center. Dr. Discenzo participates in collaborative research programs with local universities and hospitals investigating the benefits of dance and exercise for Parkinson’s and seniors.
Cynthia Davenport M.Ed.
Program Manager- Education @Alzheimer’s Association Cleveland Area Chapter
Program Manager for Education for the Alzheimer’s Association she joined the Cleveland Alzheimer's Disease Research Center Minority Advisory Board to work closely with under-served populations in the community. She is passionate about educating the community about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, the importance of participating in Alzheimer’s research, and sharing resources that are available in the community. Her hope for the future is that there will soon be a cure for Alzheimer’s disease.
Isabel A. Sánchez-Cummings, LISW-S, MSSA, MPA
A licensed social worker she worked for 12 years for Case Western Reserve University in research administration assisting faculty and students better understand research and the ethics of human subjects research. Currently, she works for the Federal Public Defender's Office as a mitigation specialist.