Conference to Launch NC’s Registry for Brain Health

Hear the latest research on brain health and cognitive protection.

Join MemoryCare in welcoming researchers from Duke University, UNC-Chapel Hill, Wake Forest University, NC AT&T, and ECU who will share the latest research on brain health, cognitive protection, and opportunities to participate in research.

This day will launch NC’s new Registry for Brain Health and be filled with invaluable information about our brains. Topics include Preventing and Treating Dementia, and Current Research Efforts. You can be a part of the future – learn how you can join the registry!

The event takes place Saturday, June 1, 2019 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at UNCA, Highsmith Student Union, Room 203, One University Heights, Asheville, NC 28804.

This event will be free but registration is required. Visit for more information. Anyone who is 18 years or older who lives in North Carolina is invited to attend. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

Special Guest Victoria Huggins, Miss North Carolina 2017
Victoria is a staunch advocate for people living with dementia and works across the state to raise funds for Alzheimer’s Disease research.


  • Kathleen Welsh-Bohmer, PhD is Professor of Psychiatry & Neurology at Duke University School of Medicine.
  • Goldie Byrd, PhD is Professor of Public Health Sciences at the School of Medicine at Wake Forest University,
  • Daniel Kaufer, MD is Associate Professor at the UNC School of Medicine, Division Chief for Cognitive Neurology and Memory Disorders.
  • Lisa P. Gwyther, MSW, LCSW is Associate Professor in the Duke Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.
  • Brenda Plassman, PhD is a Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology at Duke University School of Medicine.
  • Henry Edmonds, MEd is Program Coordinator of the African American Community Outreach Program (AACOP) at Duke University School of Medicine with focus on addressing health disparities.
  • JéWana Grier-McEachin is executive director of the Asheville Buncombe Institute of Parity Achievement.

To sign-up for the conference visit this link:

Program is funded by the State of North Carolina and co-sponsored by MemoryCare, ABIPA, and the NC Registry for Brain Health team.

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