Lecture 97: New understandings and therapeutic options in Alzheimer’s Disease ( Dementia)

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When: Thursday November 10, 2016 – 7:30 PM
Where: Montgomery Community College (Rockville Campus) – Humanities Building (HU), Conference Room 009
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Speaker: Mehrdad Michael Massumi, MD
Language: Farsi


Alzheimer disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disorder marked by cognitive and behavioral impairment that significantly interferes with social and occupational functioning. It is an incurable disease with a long preclinical period and progressive course. In this talk new developments conducive to an early diagnosis and thus more effective treatment will be provided. The current state of imaging technology, the current treatment protocols and advancing research in therapeutics will be discussed.
Differentiation of Alzheimer Disease from other causes for dementia is important to allow for proper treatment of reversible causes for dementia. Many conditions may mimic the clinical findings of AD but are treatable. Some of these will be reviewed.
Upon attending this lecture the audience will have a more thorough appreciation of the complexity of diagnosis and the multivariate treatment options for Alzheimer Disease – a disease that now ranks in the top five causes of morbidity and mortality in the USA.

About the Speaker:

Mehrdad Michael Massumi, MD is a board-certified specialist in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and a Diplomate of the American Academy of Pain Management.
After graduation with honors from the University of Birmingham Medical School (UK) and two years of surgical residency training at the Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C. he undertook and concluded successfully his residency in Rehabilitation Medicine in Seattle, WA in 1988. He remains active at Harvard Postgraduate Medical Association.
Dr. Massumi has been in practice for twenty-eight years in Maryland. He was the founder or director of many Rehabilitation, Spine and Pain clinics in the Baltimore Metropolitan hospitals. He is a former clinical faculty of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Johns Hopkins Medical School. He is currently in private practice in Baltimore and more recently also in Rockville, MD.
In his twenty-eight years of practice of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Pain Management Dr. Massumi has treated over 12,000 patients. He is referred patients from community and hospital based physicians of all specialties as well as nurses, physical therapists, pharmacists and other allied healthcare providers. Patients are from Maryland, other States and other countries.

For this lecture: light refreshment will be provided

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