Jenny Rieck receives AAIC travel award
The Alzheimer's Association recently provided a doctoral student at The Center for Vital Longevity with a travel award to a major international conference on Alzheimer's disease. Ms. Jenny Rieck, received the "Alzheimer's Association International Travel Fellowship Award" which includes travel fare and registration for the 2013 AAIC (Alzheimer’s Association International Conference) Conference to be held at Boston, MA, July 13-18, 2013.
Ms. Rieck will present her research showing that healthy older adults that are high in a protein associated with Alzheimer's disease have deficient neural activity in brain regions associated with recognizing faces. It lays the groundwork for using brain activity associated with facial recognition as a marker of Alzheimer's disease before symptoms appear. The paper is titled: "Predicting beta-amyloid deposition and cognitive deficits in healthy adults: a multivariate analysis of neural processing during an fMRI face task".
AAIC provides an international platform for thousands of the world's leading dementia researchers to gather to share new discoveries and innovative thinking in a forum that defines the field.