NEW YORK – The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) will host a free virtual educational conference on Alzheimer’s disease for Florida residents from 10 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on Wednesday, February 16, to kick off its Educating America 2022 national tour.
The conference will allow attendees to learn and ask questions of health and care experts. 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,” Charles said. J. Fuschillo Jr., President and CEO of AFA. “Connecting families with useful and practical information and support that can help them now and be better prepared for the future is what this conference is about. Whether Alzheimer’s disease affects your family, you’re a caregiver, or you just want to learn more, you can join this free virtual conference from the comfort of your home or office.
Sessions and speakers at the AFA Virtual Conference will include:
- Genetic Studies of Alzheimer’s Disease: A Path to Prevention and Treatment According to Ancestry – Dr. Brian W. Kunkle, Assistant Professor and Head of the Division of Genetic Epidemiology, Center for Genetic Epidemiology and Statistical Genetics (CGESG) , John P. Hussman Institute of Human Genomics, Dr. John T. Macdonald Department of Human Genetics, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
- Cultural Awareness in Dementia Care — Jennifer Reeder, AFA Director of Education and Social Services.
- Caregiver-Care Partner Relationships: Preventing Misunderstandings and Overcoming Communication Barriers — Christine L. Williams, Professor Emeritus, Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University.
There will also be a musical performance by Adele Jacobson, Certified Musician and President of Music in Medicine Inc., a non-profit organization based in Citrus County.
For more information or to register, go to www.alzfdn.org/tour.
Those unable to attend the virtual conference or who have immediate questions about Alzheimer’s disease can connect with licensed social workers seven days a week through the AFA’s toll-free national hotline by calling 866-232-8484 or by 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 web chat feature is available in over 90 languages.