SSC to co-host Alzheimer’s research program at Laura’s Center for the Arts

Dr. Margaret O’Connor, courtesy image

WICKED LOCAL HANOVER – The South Shore Conservatory, in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association, will present a free South Shore AlzTalks program, “Changes in memory: When to be Concerned and What to Do About Them” at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 1 at the Laura Center for the Arts, 97 Mill St., Hanover.

The event is focused on keeping local communities informed on the latest in Alzheimer’s and dementia research.

“AlzTalks is our way of giving the public a chance to hear from a local leading researcher on where we are today and what is on the horizon for the future,” said Jim Wessler, CEO of the Alzheimer’s Association, Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter.

Featured speaker Dr. Margaret O’Connor will share information on brain changes associated with memory loss and different types of dementia, early detection, progress in clinical trials, risk factors and lifestyle interventions. Also included in the discussion is a spotlight on O’Connor’s research focusing on helping people determine optimal interventions to support brain health such as lifestyle modifications and cognitive strategies.

The AlzTalks program is free and open to the public, but registration is encouraged. To register, call 800-272-3900 or visit

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