CWRU dean highlights NIH study on cataracts and Alzheimer’s for Heights senior citizens on Jan. 27

Grover “Cleve” Gilmore, Ph.D., dean of the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), will highlight a new study exploring the link between vision restored and the quality of life for patients with both cataracts and Alzheimer’s disease when he addresses the University Heights Senior Adult Network at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 27, at the University Heights Library, 13866 Cedar Road. 

Gilmore is the principal investigator of this new five-year $2.9 million study funded by the National Institutes of Health. Gilmore will lead a team of physician-scientists from the CWRU School of Medicine and the Division of Ophthalmology at University Hospitals and MetroHealth Medical Center to provide evidence that Alzheimer’s patients benefit significantly from cataract surgery.

The Jan. 27 program is free and open to area seniors. Further information, as well as a schedule of future presenters, can be obtained from University Heights Senior Services, 216-397-0336.

Sherri Wisnieski is the administrative assistant to Mayor Susan Infeld of the City of University Heights.

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Volume 4, Issue 2, Posted 9:40 AM, 12.31.2010