Van Andel Institute Forum on Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s & Lewy Body Dementia

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Van Andel Institute Forum on Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s & Lewy Body Dementia

February 27, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

On February 27, we invite you to join us for a Van Andel Institute Scientific Forum on Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and Lewy body dementia. During the evening, you will hear from Institute scientists who are working to discover new ways to diagnose and treat Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and Lewy body dementia.

This event will also feature a cocktail hour and plated dinner.

Why neurodegenerative science?

In the next decade, the prevalence of neurodegenerative diseases is expected to rise dramatically. Today, 5 million people in the U.S. are living with Alzheimer’s, and by 2060 this number is projected to climb to nearly 14 million. Parkinson’s is also on the rise; by 2020 there will be nearly 1.2 million people living with the disease in the U.S. Although lesser known, Lewy body dementia is the second most common type of progressive dementia after Alzheimer’s disease, and while it is underreported and often misdiagnosed, approximately 1.3 million people in the U.S. are affected by this disease. While these statistics are alarming, there is hope on the horizon. VAI scientists, along with national and international collaborators, are making significant strides toward the development of new diagnostics and therapies that slow or stop disease progression — something no current treatment can accomplish. Join us to learn about the latest advances in this important area of research.

About Van Andel Institute

VAI is an independent biomedical research and science education organization committed to improving the health and enhancing the lives of current and future generations. Established by Jay and Betty Van Andel in 1996 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, VAI has grown into a premiere research and educational institution that supports the work of more than 450 scientists, educators and staff.



Contact Sarah Rollman at 616.234.5712 or via email for more information or to become an event sponsor.


February 27, 2020
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm


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