Shell Point continues its third annual 2018 Medical Breakthroughs and Discoveries Series with a presentation by Dr. Rudolph E. Tanzi of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, to be held Monday, March 12, at 7 p.m. in The Village Church Auditorium at Shell Point. This educational health care presentation, entitled “Reducing Risk for Alzheimer’s disease by Building a Resilient Brain,” is free and open to the public. To learn more or to register, call 239-433-7936.

During this presentation, attendees will learn about the latest advances and breakthroughs in Alzheimer’s disease. The New York Times best-selling author and researcher will also uncover the best methods to building a resilient brain.

Tanzi obtained bachelor’s degrees in microbiology and history at the University of Rochester in 1980, and his Ph.D. in neurobiology at Harvard Medical School in 1990. In his research achievements, Tanzi served on the team that was the first to find a disease gene for Huntington’s disease using human genetic markers, helping to launch the field of neurogenetics.

Additionally, Tanzi has published more than 500 research papers and has received the highest awards in his field, including the Metropolitan Life Foundation Award, Potamkin Prize, Ronald Reagan Award, Silver Innovator Award, and the Smithsonian American Ingenuity Award, the top national award for invention and innovation.

This presentation is part of Shell Point’s 2018 Medical Breakthroughs & Discoveries Series, an annual community health care speaker program that serves as a resource for residents in the greater Fort Myers area. All Medical Breakthroughs & Discoveries events are free to the public, and will be held in The Village Church Auditorium at Shell Point, 15100 Shell Point Blvd. in Fort Myers. To learn more, visit www.shellpoint.org/legacy.html.

About Shell Point Retirement Community

Shell Point Retirement Community, founded in 1968, is a nonprofit continuing care retirement community located in Fort Myers, Florida. Shell Point offers independent retirement living, assisted living, and skilled nursing for its 2,400 residents in an active, resort-style environment. Lifestyle amenities include deep-water boating access with free dockage, a championship 18-hole golf course, and other recreational and educational activities. To learn more, visit www.shellpoint.org or call 1-800-780-1131.