Alzheimer’s, caregiver conference set in Denver

Free educational event connects people with information about brain health, dementia caregiving and more

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Posted 2/28/20

People with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers will learn about brain health and how to provide care to those with dementia at a free educational conference presented by the Alzheimer’s …

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Alzheimer’s, caregiver conference set in Denver

Free educational event connects people with information about brain health, dementia caregiving and more

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People with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers will learn about brain health and how to provide care to those with dementia at a free educational conference presented by the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.

The foundation’s 2020 national Educating America Tour presents the conference from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, March 12 at the University of Denver, Craig Hall, 1745 S. High St.

Participants can meet with Alzheimer’s experts, ask questions, network, and obtain a free memory screening.

“More than 73,000 Coloradans are living with Alzheimer’s disease; many others are caring for a family member with Alzheimer’s. As those numbers grow, it’s critically important to connect people with information that can help them if Alzheimer’s enters their lives,” Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr., the foundation’s president and chief executive officer, said in a news release.

Sessions by dementia and caregiving experts will include:

Unraveling Alzheimer’s Disease: George Perry, Ph.D., will provide an overview of Alzheimer’s disease, an update on Alzheimer’s research and clinical trials, and what we can expect on the horizon.

Creating Your Long-Term Care Team: Eva Veitch, director of community living services in Montrose, will offer tips on how to build a support structure to aid in caregiving. She will also provide tips for long-term care planning. She will also discuss when it is time to involve professionals and the importance of self-care.

Innovative Activities: Preserving Functional Ability: Alisa Tagg, activity consultant and president of the National Association of Activity Professionals, will discuss the importance of activity programming in helping someone with Alzheimer’s disease improve their quality of life.

Free, confidential memory screenings will be conducted throughout the day. Registration is free and open to all. For information or to register, visit www.alzfdn.org/tour.

Those who can’t attend the conference or have immediate questions about Alzheimer’s disease can contact AFA’s National Toll-Free Helpline at 866-232-8484, or through the Internet at www.alzfdn.org, seven days a week.

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