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Partnering Together to Support Alzheimer's Caregivers in Diverse Communities

Class Details

Presenter: Melanie Smith, Director, Care and Support, Alzheimer's Association Delaware Valley Chapter

Presenter: Sara Murphy, Vice President Programs and Services, Alzheimer's Association Greater Pennsylvania Chapter

Presenter: Rob Lesher, PA Forward™ Program Manager, Pennsylvania Library Association

The number of Americans living with Alzheimer’s is growing — and growing fast. Today, more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s. 1 in 10 people aged 65 and older. The number of people living with Alzheimer’s is expected to reach nearly 14 million by mid-century.

The Alzheimer's Association leads the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support. We work on a national and local level to provide care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer's and other dementias. As the largest nonprofit funder of Alzheimer's research, the Association is committed to advancing vital research toward methods of treatment, prevention and, ultimately, a cure.

The Alzheimer's Association will provide the latest findings from the 2020 Alzheimer's Association Facts & Figures Report including current prevalence and impact on American families, risk factors, impact on caregivers, and national cost of care. Participants will learn how to access tools and resources to support families impacted by Alzheimer’s and other dementias and discuss local collaboration opportunities with our 75 chapters nationwide.

Course Objectives:
1. Discuss resources for caregivers and professionals for COVID-19 & caregiving
2. Identify prevalence of Alzheimer's & dementia and impact on American families including risk factors, caregiver impact and cost of care
3. Provide nationwide supportive resources for caregivers and families
4. Discuss national and local opportunities to leverage the power of a community partnership

Sponsored by The National Network of Libraries of Medicine- Middle Atlantic Region, a designated provider of contact hours (CECH) in health education credentialing by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc., this program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I contact education contact hour. Advanced level continuing education hours are 0.

Class Date:
Region/Office: National
Nov 10, 2020
3:00PM - 4:00PM ET
Instructor(s):
Tess Wilson, MFA, MLIS, All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator serving NY, NJ, DE, & PA
Contact:
Continuing Education Credits: 
1

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