Free ‘Optimizing Brain Health Series’ – women and Alzheimer’s

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Statistically women are nearly twice as likely to have Alzheimer’s disease than men. In fact, currently two-thirds of American’s with the disease are women. In addition, 70 percent of all people caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease are women.

The Alzheimer’s Association continues its “Optimizing Brain Health” series with a presentation focusing on “Women and Alzheimer’s disease”. Dr. Jessica Caldwell and Dr. Ida CrockerSabbagh from the Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement Prevention Center at Cleveland Clinic will present the latest information concerning gender disparity, prevention, risk factors, and caregiver support on Tuesday, December 8th at 6:00 PM MDT.

Register now for this virtual presentation by emailing Amada Charles at [email protected].

About Jessica Caldwell, PhD, ABPP/CN
Director, Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement Prevention Center at Cleveland Clinic
Director of Clinical Training in Neuropsychology

Jessica Caldwell, PhD, ABPP/CN

Dr. Caldwell earned her A.B. with highest honors in psychology at Princeton University, and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with a minor in neuroscience at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. She completed predoctoral internship at Harvard University/Massachusetts General Hospital and postdoctoral fellowship in neuropsychology and neuroimaging at Brown University.

She currently holds a primary academic appointment as Assistant Professor of Medicine at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, in the Department of Neurology. She also holds a secondary appointment as Assistant Professor at Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute, in the Department of Neurosciences.

Dr. Caldwell is passionate about studying sex differences in Alzheimer’s disease and addressing these differences in the real world. Her clinical neuropsychology work focuses on assessing women at risk for dementia as well as adult and geriatric patients with concerns of memory loss. Her research examines the ways that Alzheimer’s disease development and brain impact differs in men and women, and also explores Alzheimer’s prevention approaches in women.

About Ida Crocker-Sabbagh MD, FAAFP
Board Certified Family Physician

Ida Crocker-Sabbagh MD, FAAFP

A board-certified specialist in Family Medicine and a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Crocker-Sabbagh has over 25 years clinical experience in prevention, wellness and chronic disease management. She is well respected in the community, chosen as a Phoenix Top Doc by her physician colleagues.

She has served as adjunct clinical professor, teaching medical students and residents, with UCSD, Duke University, AT Still University, Midwestern University.
Dr. Crocker-Sabbagh received her undergraduate degree in molecular and cellular biology, graduating with honors from the University of Arizona. She received her medical degree from the University of Arizona College of Medicine.

She completed her residence at University of Texas Memorial Southwest Residency Program.

Her previous work experience includes: Partner and senior physician, Sharp Rees Stealy Medical Group, San Diego CAMedical Director, Native American Community Health Center, Phoenix AZ Principal, Grayhawk Family Practice, a concierge medical practice, Scottsdale AZ.

For individuals who have immediate questions, the Alzheimer’s Association has a free, 24/7 Helpline staffed by trained professionals who can provide guidance and support: 800-272-3900. Information also is available on the Association’s website:

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