Before the 2013-2014 academic year, senior Erin Burdick knew “nothing” about Alzheimer’s. Now, after working on a project through a Chapel Hill Foundation Fellowship, she will present on the disease 4:30 p.m. April 25 in the Alumni Conference Room of SUNY Plattsburgh’s Angell College Center.
Burdick’s presentation, the “Plattsburgh Alzheimer’s Project: Memories of Work and Play,” uses stories and test results she gathered in meetings with three Alzheimer’s patients and their families at SUNY Plattsburgh’s Third Age Adult Day Center. She investigated which memories were more vivid to the patients — memories of work or memories of play — and whether the patients responded better to stories or photos. Read more.