November 12, 2010

National Memory Screening Day: Psychologists Available to Discuss Efforts in Detecting Memory Decline

APA supports Nov. 16 event by helping to educate media and the public


The American Psychological Association is supporting National Memory Screening Day, Tuesday, Nov. 16, by making psychologists available for interviews.

National Memory Screening Day is organized by the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America. To find screenings in your area, visit the National Memory Screening Day website. Additional information on dementia and related psychological issues is available on our website.

Experts and topics

Bradley N. Axelrod, PhD, Neuropsychologist, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Detroit, MI. Dr. Axelrod has been working with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for more than 20 years. He regularly performs evaluations of memory, attention and intelligence to either detect or rule out dementia or other neurological conditions. His research has focused on the effective use of neuropsychology tests in evaluations of memory problems.
Phone (313) 576-1000 ext. 63409

Dolores Gallagher Thompson, PhD, Director, Stanford Geriatric Education Center, and Professor of Research, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Gallagher Thompson is an expert on how dementia affects ethnically diverse families, specifically caregivers. She is the author of numerous research papers and books on this topic and can speak about the impact of dementia on family caregivers.
Phone: (650) 400-8172

James Long, PhD, clinical psychologist, Little Rock, Ark. Dr. Long will be blogging about various aspects of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease for Your Mind Your Body, the official blog of APA’s public education campaign promoting Mind/Body Health.

John Woodard, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychology, Wayne State University. Dr. Woodard has published extensively on the early detection of Alzheimer’s disease, specifically with the use of functional magnetic resonance imaging. He can talk about the different aspects of memory changes in healthy aging and in patients with dementia.
Phone: (313) 577-5838