THANK YOU MARK MCHUGH FOR TAKING THESE MINUTES!!
September 11, 2014
CHARITY BASKETS were passed by Tom Sweeney and Gordon Wilmot.
Visiting Rotarian Ray Butterfield was welcomed by Bill Palmisciano.
Guests: Bill Donehay – Kristen Acari
ANNOUNCEMENTS: Turkey Trot Thanksgiving morning City Park promote Rotary.
November 7th – P Bruins Rotary Night. $15/ticket. $5 goes to End Polio.
District Assembly September 20th.
50/50 Raffle – Joe McGair. #108 Roberta Merkle $314 in Ace of Spades Bomp, bomp bomp. 45 cards.
HAPPY BUCKS was hosted by Joe DesRoches and collecting was Steve Tilley.
Joe DesRoches – $5 for Miss Carolyn Dutra.
Gordon Wilmot – Talked to Bill Riggs – old Rotarian Club.
Tom Sanford – Trip to Charleston and Savannah.
Jose – Thrilled to hear laughter.
Ms. Carolyn – Thanks Dan Scanlon - built carport.
Bob DeGregorio - For Carolyn and Ray Butterfield.
Carol Hurd – For laughter and Chris Hurd pitcher at Paw Sox game.
Don Morash – Welcome Carolyn and zoning for Carolyn’s carport.
Roberta Merkel – Foot is getting better and for our guest speaker.
Judy Earle – Prayed for RAM – no lobstabake
SPEAKER: Dr. Stephen Soloway – RI Hospital/ Butler – Alzheimer’s Specialist
Join in the fight against Alzheimer’s. Prevention
Improve treatments to many organizations – Memory & Aging.
Top 3 public health problems – Alzheimer’s - rates doubles after 65 years.
10,000 baby boomers turning 65 every day for the next 15 years. Dementia cost more than cancer or heart.
Plan to stop, prevent, and treat Alzheimer’s – it can affect anyone. Worldwide problem. Developing world will increase problem.
Funding for research is small. World War II - plan of action Progress – Neuro imaging to see what problem in the brain – once the brain is damaged very hard to repair. Prevention, intervention, prevention, those who have plaques in brain, but try to prevent diseased modifications.
Increase health and quality of life. How to stay healthy? Active! Mind, body engaged, brain activity.
Nutrition – Mediterranean diet, exercise, blood flow.
Luminosity – All older people have slower cognitive as aging. Dementia is memory impairment. Alzheimer’s is a disease - brain function
Plaques and tangles start in the hippocampus, over 8 to 10 years move to all parts of the brain causing severe dementia. New tools A4 study - amyloid pet scanning – see plaques and tangles early on. Early detection.