The Ohio State University at Newark

Scharre to Discuss Alzheimer’s Disease

NEWARK, OH, September 20, 2017 — Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia among older people. Alzheimer's disease begins slowly. It first involves the parts of the brain that control memory, visual skills and language. Douglas Scharre, MD, director of the Division of Cognitive Neurology and Medical Director, Neurobehavior and Memory Disorder Clinic at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, will discuss what is normal in an aging brain and what is not during the upcoming James W. Pyle Community Education Program.

Scharre’s lecture will be held on Monday, October 2, 2017 at 5 p.m. in the John Gilbert Reese Center, 1209 University Drive, Newark, Ohio 43055. RSVP to Laura Walsh at or 740.364.9514.

The Pyle Community Education Program is made possible through the generous philanthropy of Jeanetta Pyle.

The event will include a reception featuring hors d’oeuvres. The reception is sponsored by the law firm of Reese, Pyle, Drake & Meyer, PLL.

About Douglas Scharre, MD: The Center for Cognitive and Memory Disorders is committed to the highest quality of patient care and innovative research to improve the diagnosis and treatment of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and related memory disorders. Under the direction of Scharre, the Memory Disorders Research Center has been conducting clinical research studies since 1993 on conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, mild cognitive impairment, vascular dementia, Lewy body dementia, and frontotemporal dementia.

The Ohio State University at Newark offers an academic environment that’s challenging but supportive with world-renowned professors and access to Ohio State’s more than 200 majors. It’s where learning comes to life. Research, study abroad and service learning opportunities prepare students for their careers in ways they never expected.