The Wheel for August 9, 2018

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Listen to Dr. Marwan Sabbagh – Update on Alzheimer’s Dementia

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Dr. Marwan Sabbagh – Update on Alzheimer’s Dementia

Marwan Noel Sabbagh, MD, FAAN
Camille and Larry Ruvo Chair for Brain Health
Director, Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health

Marwan Noel Sabbagh, MD, a board-certified neurologist, and geriatric neurologist hopes to work himself out of a job. Considered one of the leading experts in Alzheimer’s and dementia, he is the Camille and Larry Ruvo Chair for Brain Health and Director of Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas. Dr. Sabbagh has dedicated his career to finding a cure for Alzheimer’s and other age-related neurodegenerative diseases.

Dr. Sabbagh is a leading investigator for many prominent national Alzheimer’s prevention and treatment trials, including Alzheimer immunotherapy studies. He is on the editorial board for Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and BMC Neurology. He is now editor in chief of Neurology and Therapy. He has authored and co-authored more than 300 medical and scientific articles on Alzheimer’s research.

Dr. Sabbagh is the author of The Alzheimer’s Answer: Reduce Your Risk and Keep Your Brain Healthy, with a foreword by Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, and of The Alzheimer’s Prevention Cookbook: 100 Recipes to Boost Brain Health. He has edited Palliative Care for Advanced Alzheimer’s and Dementia: Guidelines and Standards for Evidence-Based Care and Geriatric Neurology, published in 2014.

Dr. Sabbagh earned his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley and his medical degree from the University of Arizona in Tucson. He received his residency training in neurology at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, and completed his fellowship in geriatric neurology and dementia at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, where he served on the faculty as assistant professor. Before joining the faculty of the Barrow Neurological Institute where he served for three years, Dr. Sabbagh was with the Banner Sun Health Research Institute for 15 years.

Message From The President

In my second meeting, I presented my dad joke about vampires and stated that the Club was about ME (Membership Engagement). Our Club has a rich history of socializing and working on projects both at home and abroad. That being said, the Past Presidents Committee (“PPC”) Board and I do not know whether we are providing projects and social activities that the members want. We want to make sure that the Club is fun and that we are working on projects, and offering social activities that the Club members think are important. After discussing this issue with the Board and the PPC, we have determined that we should conduct a club survey to see what the members of the Club think is important.

This week Shawn Noorda sent each member of the Club a link to our club survey. We want your feedback to help us craft an ideal club experience for our members. We need your help to identify what you like and don’t like about the Club. We are asking for your candid responses to the questions and welcome all constructive criticism about what could be improved or changed. The PPC, the Board and I will review your responses and report back to the Club what the results of the survey are.

I want to emphasize that we intend to use your responses as a guide for future activities. Based on your responses, we will develop an action plan for the Club that incorporates what you the members of the Club tell us that you like or dislike about the Club. We intend to continue, discontinue or change activities according to what you tell us. We want to ensure that our members are enjoying their Rotary experience. Participation is not mandatory, but your valuable opinion will not be incorporated into future activities unless you participate. On behalf of the PPC and the Board, I ask that you please take the time to participate in the survey.

James A. Kohl

Member Highlights

Scribe – August 9, 2018

Las Vegas Rotary Club Meeting: August 2, 2018

  • President Jim Kohl called the meeting to order. PP Michael Gordon gave the invocation. Jaime Goldsmith led the club in singing Viva Las Vegas!, followed by President Jim leading us in the Pledge of Allegiance. The Sergeant at Arms was Michael Cudiamat.
  • There were (2) International Rotarians, (3) visiting Rotarians and (2) Guests of Rotarians introduced.
  • President Jim encouraged members to open up their Facebook page and share the LVRC live streaming and web page to spread the word of Rotary and about our Club; Dan Adamson invited members to become a Tiberti Fellow
  • Jim Tucker reminded members there are still 3 ad spaces available in The Wheel for $400/year
  • PE Jackie Thornhill energized the Club with the status of ticket sales including 7 tickets sold to members of the Green Valley Rotary Club for the new fundraising project – a raffle for a single prize of $10,000, and ways to incorporate the Club Roster and The Wheel for ‘show and tell’ for potential new members
  • President Jim announced Rotary Essentials Training is scheduled for 9/8, the upcoming Shakespeare Festival scheduled for 9/7-9/8, and to RSVP to Deb Granda for the Friday night dinner and Saturday cocktail party by 9/1, and our Rotary foreign exchange student, Pierre Barbe, has arrived and was greeted by a number of people; PP Karen Whisenhunt announced the Kingman Rotary Club is hosting an Open World delegation from the Ukraine who will be in Las Vegas 9/7 and will need host families in LV for 7 Ukrainians and 3 Rotarians for 1 night – contact PP Karen if you can host for details;
  • The weekly drawing began at $1,532 plus this week’s donations. The Ticket Winner, winning $10, and Lawry’s Buck Winner was Annee Nounna.
  • Annee Nounna introduced our program speaker, Kevin L. Hernandez, Esq., representing consumers facing identity theft (focusing on Veterans), illegal debt collection practices and credit reporting errors. Mr. Hernandez indicated identity theft affects Veterans two
    times more than the general public. He provided tips of how to know if you are a victim of identity theft, including the Equifax breach (equifaxsecurity2017.com), such as annual credit report inquiry (annualcreditreport.com), and what to do if you are a victim, such as fraud alert and credit freeze requests, making an identity theft report to the FTC and police, ways identity theft occurs and how to protect your identification as well as how to improve your credit score.
  • President Jim presented our speaker with a “Share What You Can” award to benefit a veteran in need and then adjourned the meeting.


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