A classic car show and men’s health fair in East Orange provided a chance for Rutgers-Newark neuroscientists to educate the community about protecting brain health and lowering the risk for Alzheimer’s disease. About 125 participants and 20 classic cars—including vintage Mustangs, Porsches and Citroens– were at the show, held at the Messiah Baptist Church.

Mark Gluck, a professor at the Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience at Rutgers University-Newark who has spent decades researching Alzheimer’s disease and its links to genetic and lifestyle factors, co-organized the event with Messiah Baptist Church and the Urban Healthcare Initiative Program as a way to reach older African American men, a group that is at higher risk for Alzheimer’s, memory loss, and other age-related brain health problems than the general population. To read the full story.