5/7: Boston health events this week

Thanks to Boston Science and Engineering Lectures for listings. We  urge you to double-check the "Details" links for changes and cancellations and to note the asterisks regarding limited access to some events. Tuesday 2p.  "Recent Insights into the Protein Biology of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Diseases."  Dennis J. Selkoe.   Brigham & Women's:  Building for Transformative Medicine, … Continue reading 5/7: Boston health events this week

Are fears of Alzheimer’s overblown?

Margaret Morganroth Gullette’s op-ed in last week’s NYTimes dared to suggest that our fears about Alzheimer’s may be overblown.  The Brandeis-based writer said:  The mere whiff of perceived memory loss can have terrible consequences in an insecure economy in which midlife workers are regularly (and illegally) laid off on account of their age. This epidemic … Continue reading Are fears of Alzheimer’s overblown?