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Turning Point - Screening Event and Panel featuring Emory research experts

Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 5:30 PM

The Emory Goizueta Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center is proud to announce a special screening event of the captivating new documentary TURNING POINT. From acclaimed filmmaker James Keach (Academy AwardⓇ-nominated Glen Campbell...I’ll Be Me), TURNING POINT follows the researchers on the cusp of an incredible scientific breakthrough that could be the first step toward making Alzheimer’s itself a distant memory. The screening will be held on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at the Emory Brain Health Center.  Hear from the research team working to find ways to prevent and treat Alzheimer’s. It’s been called the final frontier of medicine, the real health care moonshot, the holy grail of science. Alzheimer’s disease -- the most feared of all maladies, with no way to cure, stop or even slow its insidious progression. But now, TURNING POINT brings  you  inside  the quest  for  the  first  medication  that  could  treat  the  underlying  process of Alzheimer’s disease. Meet  the  people  behind  these  grand  experiments, the scientists driven as much by personal conviction as professional innovation, and discover  why  medical  science  is  never  easy,  often  unpredictable,  and  potentially perilous. TURNING POINT also  takes  on  some  of  the  complex  issues  facing  the  American healthcare system, including the  public  health  tsunami  that  will  hit  the  country  as  Baby Boomers age, with the disease projected to nearly triple in the next 30 years. “TURNING POINT is about the men and women who dedicate their lives to discovering a cure for Alzheimer’s,” said filmmaker James Keach. “I hope that the film will inspire and educate audiences, not only about the disease itself but also the people behind it and ways we can fight it together.” The film was produced by PCH Films and is presented in association with BrightFocus Foundation, a leading non-profit organization that works to end Alzheimer's disease, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. More info on the film can be found here and the trailer here.  Questions? Contact Cornelya Dorbin, MPA - Project Director for Outreach, Emory Brain Health Center, 404-712-1416 or email cdorbin@emory.edu. To learn more about programs and research opportunties at Emory visit www.alzheimers.emory.edu

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