Residents invited to a free virtual educational conference on Alzheimer’s disease
Mon Oct 4, 2021 4:45 PM
The Alzheimer Foundation of America will host a free virtual educational conference on Alzheimer’s disease for residents of New York and New Jersey from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 19, as part of its National Educating America 2021 Tour The conference, free and open to all, will allow participants to learn and ask questions of experts in health, care and long-term care. To register, go to www.alzfdn.org/tour.
“Knowledge is a useful and powerful tool that can make it easier to navigate any situation, especially something as difficult as caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease,” said Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr., President and CEO of AFA. “Connecting families with useful and practical information and support that can help them now and better prepare for the future is the focus of this conference. Whether Alzheimer’s disease is affecting your family, whether you are a caregiver, or just want to learn more, you can participate in this free virtual conference from the comfort of your home or office.
The AFA virtual conference sessions will include:
√ Living well with Alzheimer’s disease: what we can do now and a look to a bright future – When Alzheimer’s disease comes into life, caregivers must adapt to help their loved ones live a high quality of life and maintain optimal health while living with Alzheimer’s disease. This includes certain lifestyle changes, such as continuing to be socially and physically active.
Dr. Allison Reiss, internal medicine physician, educator, and molecular biologist who heads the Inflammation Lab at NYU Langone Hospital – Long Island, Associate Professor of Medicine at NYU Long Island School of Medicine and a fellow of AFA’s Medical, Scientific and Memory Screening Advisory Board, will provide guidance to maintain optimal health and quality of life while living with Alzheimer’s disease. She will talk about lifestyle factors, current treatments and future developments. She will discuss some of the most recent and cutting edge approaches that promise a real breakthrough in Alzheimer’s disease research.
Gather your healthcare team – Organizers said having a strong network is essential for caregivers to reduce stress, prevent burnout and ultimately provide the best care possible. Peter Ross, CEO and Co-Founder of Senior Helpers, and Board Member of the Home Care Association of America (HCAOA), and Melissa Sheehan, Director of Business Development for 305 West End Assisted Living and The Bristal Assisted Living at York Avenue, will offer advice on how to build this support structure to help with caregiving. They will also provide tips for long-term care planning, discuss the different long-term care options and their benefits, and details everyone should know when planning their long-term care strategies.
√ Advisory and healthcare management services for the Alzheimer’s client and their family – Having a care manager to help can make all the difference and help improve quality of life, independence, and overall well-being. Dana Reisch, LMSW, CMC, Co-Founder and Co-Chair of Concierge Health, will discuss the role of a care manager and how it fits together, knowing when is a good time to ask for help. help, and tips for connecting to health care resources.
For more information or to register, visit www.alzfdn.org/tour. Those unable to participate in the virtual conference or have immediate questions about Alzheimer’s disease can connect with licensed social workers seven days a week through the AFA’s toll-free national helpline by calling 866 -232-8484, chatting on the web at www.alzfdn.org by clicking on the blue and white chat icon in the right corner of the page. The online chat feature is available in over 90 languages.
The Alzheimer Foundation of America is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide support, services and education to individuals, families and caregivers affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias across nationwide and to fund research for better treatment and a cure. Its services include a national toll-free helpline (866-232-8484) made up of licensed social workers, the national memory screening program, lectures and educational materials, and training in dementia care “AFA Partners in Care ”for healthcare professionals. For more information on AFA, call 866-232-8484, visit www.alzfdn.org, follow on Twitter or connect on Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn. AFA has been awarded the top 4-star rating from Charity Navigator for six consecutive years.