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The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, a national nonprofit organization based in New York, will be hosting a free, virtual, Alzheimer’s educational conference on June 16th at 9:30 am.
There are more than 400,000 individuals in New York living with Alzheimer’s disease. Caregiving has become an even more overwhelming responsibility since these individuals are among the most vulnerable to COVID-19 when you consider their age and underlying health conditions.
The conference is part of the National Educating America Tour, which was started a couple of years ago. The goal of the tour is to visit all 50 states and educate communities about Alzheimer’s disease, provide tips and strategies to caregivers, and offer healthy aging tips. They also provide information on local resources.
This year, the conferences are geared towards helping families through COVID-19 as it is certainly having a tremendous impact on families affected by Alzheimer’s disease. They will be discussing such topics as Covid-19 safety and health while navigating the reopening process, creating a long term care team during COVID-19, and the role of caregiver technology. Special guest speaker for the New York conference will be Dr. Mehmet Oz, who will share his own experiences as a caregiver for his mother.
All of these topics will provide tremendous help to families caring for a loved one with the disease, and really to all families.
To view the program, go to alzfdn.org/tour and click on NY event to get instructions.