Alzheimer’s Educational Conference Sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America
The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) will host a free Alzheimer’s educational conference for New Yorkers on Wednesday, September 14, at the Harvard Club of New York City (35 W. 44th Street, Manhattan) from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm. The free conference, part of AFA’s national Educating America Tour, is open to everyone and will allow participants to learn from experts in the field of Alzheimer’s disease, brain health, and the legal concerns associated with the disease. To register, go to www.alzfdn.org/tour. Space is limited on a first come, first served basis.
“Knowledge is a useful and powerful tool that can help make any situation easier to navigate, especially something as challenging as caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease,” said Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr., AFA’s President & CEO. “Connecting families with useful, practical information and support that can help them now and be better prepared for the future is what this conference is all about. Whether Alzheimer’s is affecting your family, you are a caregiver or just want to learn more about brain health, we invite you to join us on September 14.”
Sessions during the AFA conference will include: The Alzheimer’s Disease Spectrum; Adult Guardianship; and Nature on the Brain.
There will also be a special musical performance from the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, a New York City-based, Grammy-Award winning conductor-less chamber orchestra, which brings the healing power of music to people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia and their caregivers. Music can bring emotional and physical closeness, help to ease stress, and encourage positive interactions.
Free, confidential memory screenings will be conducted throughout the day.
For more information or to register, go to www.alzfdn.org/tour. Those who cannot participate in the conference or have immediate questions about Alzheimer’s disease can connect with licensed social workers seven days a week through AFA’s National Toll-Free Helpline by calling 866-232-8484 or web chatting at www.alzfdn.org by clicking the blue and white chat icon in the right-hand corner of the page. The web chat feature is available in more than 90 languages.
The Alzheimer’s 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 nationwide and to fund research for better treatment and a cure. Its services include a National Toll-Free Helpline (866-232-8484) staffed by licensed social workers, the National Memory Screening Program, educational conferences and materials, and “AFA Partners in Care” dementia care training for healthcare professionals. For more information about AFA, call 866-232-8484, visit www.alzfdn.org.