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News Release
Monday, August 3, 2009
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Leslie W. Taylor, 501-686-8998
Wireless phone: 501-951-7260
Leslie@uams.edu
Andrea Peel, 501-686-8996
Wireless phone: 501-351-7903
Andrea@uams.edu

LITTLE ROCK – Richard Taylor, Ph.D., a psychologist, Alzheimer’s patient and author, will offer his unique perspective on the disease at a free public lecture at 7 p.m. Aug. 10 at the UAMS Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging.

Taylor’s lecture will be in the Jo Ellen Ford Auditorium (ground level) of the Institute on Aging, 629 Jack Stephens Drive. Free parking will be available at the Institute. The event is free, but registration is required by contacting Marsha Hines at (501) 526-6553 or HinesMarshaM@uams.edu.

After being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2001 at age 58, Taylor has become one of the most outspoken advocates for those with the disease. His book, “Alzheimer’s from the Inside Out,” is a collection of essays he’s written since his diagnosis. A book signing will follow his presentation. 

Taylor serves on the board of the Houston and Southeast Texas chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association and has started more than 50 chat rooms worldwide for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their loved ones. Taylor is an articulate, thoughtful, intriguing and sometimes humorous speaker. He has spoken to thousands of physicians, health care providers and caregivers.

UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with five colleges, a graduate school, a new 540,000-square-foot hospital, six centers of excellence and a statewide network of regional centers. UAMS has 2,652 students and 733 medical residents. Its centers of excellence include the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy, the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, the Psychiatric Research Institute and the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including nearly 1,150 physicians who provide medical care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and UAMS’ Area Health Education Centers throughout the state. Visit www.uams.edu or uamshealth.com.    

UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; a hospital; a northwest Arkansas regional campus; a statewide network of regional centers; and seven institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, the Myeloma Institute, the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, the Psychiatric Research Institute, the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging and the Translational Research Institute. It is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. UAMS has 3,021 students, 789 medical residents and two dental residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including about 1,000 physicians and other professionals who provide care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and UAMS regional centers throughout the state. Visit www.uams.edu or www.uamshealth.com. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.

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