Join us as we celebrate some of MetroWest's most inspiring women
The Athena Award Luncheon takes place on International Women's Day when we will be announcing the winner of the 2018 Athena Award. All proceeds will support the expansion of Ready to Read, the early literacy program of the United Way of Tri-County.
Thursday, March 8, 2018
at the Framingham Country Club 16 Gates St, Framingham, MA
Marcy L. Reed is Chief of Business Operations, Engineering and Process at National Grid where she oversees U.S. Gas and Electric Process & Engineering as well as the Customer Group. Marcy joined National Grid in 1988 and has held various positions including most recently as President of the Massachusetts business as well as positions in finance, merger integration, and corporate affairs. She also spent three years in London as the head of Investor Relations for National Grid. [read more]
FDA opens potential new path for Alzheimer's disease treatments
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued draft guidance meant to spur the development of treatments for five neurological disorders, including early Alzheimer's disease. The guidance provides details for researchers to best approach drug development and "is a clear statement that the FDA understands that the science of Alzheimer's has evolved," said Maria Carrillo, Alzheimer's Association chief science officer.
Driving demands quick reaction time and fast decision-making
A person living with Alzheimer's disease will eventually become unable to drive. Losing the independence driving provides can be upsetting, but it's important to acknowledge a person's feelings and preserve his or her independence, while ensuring their safety and the safety of others.
Connect with Alzheimer's caregivers at our support groups
Alzheimer's disease is life-changing for both those who are diagnosed and those close to them. Our support groups provide a place to connect with other caregivers who understand what you're going through.
The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.