Alzheimers

Alzheimer's
Foundation of America

Webinars & Support Groups

AFA Care Connection Webinar Series

 

August 10th: Making the Most of a Memory Concern Visit with a Specialist

1:00 p.m.– 2:00 p.m. ET

For this webinar, Dr. Zamrini will discuss when to see a specialist for a concern about memory. He will also describe a first visit to a memory specialist and what the family can do in preparation for the visit to maximize benefit, what evaluations and tests to expect, and what information to anticipate.

 

Dr. Edward Zamrini is a Board Certified Geriatric and Cognitive Neurologist with over 25 years’ experience in clinical management of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. He has been a principal investigator on dozens of clinical trials and has given hundreds of talks and published dozens of peer-reviewed articles related to memory and dementia. He is the Medical Director of the Cleo Roberts Memory Clinic at the Banner Sun Health Research Institute.  He is interested in the early detection and prevention of Alzheimer’s disease and in the quality of life of patients and their caregivers.

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Dial-in: +1 (914) 614-3221

Attendee Access Code: 149-206-022

September 14th: Misunderstanding Pain in Dementia Care

1:00 p.m.– 2:00 p.m. ET

Sharing her care partner experience, this webinar will discuss the experience of  the speaker and her father, who had Alzheimer’s Disease, was misdiagnosed as being “combative” and put on mood-altering drugs.  However, the issue was that he could not communicate he was in pain.  This webinar seeks to help those who are care partners for someone with dementia to understand how to recognize the signs and signals of pain, and to provide strategies to improve quality of life.

 

Marcy Cottrell Houle is a professional wildlife biologist, national speaker, and award-winning author of four books. She has written for The New York Times, L.A. Times, Nature Conservancy Magazine, Cricket Magazine for Children, and Reader’s Digest, among other national publications.  Her newest book, The Gift of Caring: Saving Our Parents from the Perils of Modern Healthcare,” co-authored with Elizabeth Eckstrom, MD, MPH, and her book , “Wings for My Flight: The Peregrine Falcons of Chimney Rock,” have both won the national Christopher Award, for “books that affirm the highest values of the human spirit.”

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Dial-in : +1 (415) 655-0060

Attendee Access Code: 603-408-622

 

September 22nd: AFA’s Special Edition Care Connection Webinar Take Action: You Have the Power to Prevent a Fall

1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. ET

Did you know that 1 in 4 adults aged 65+ falls every year? Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans. Individuals with Alzheimer’s disease are at an increased risk for falls and injuries.  Falls are costly—in dollars and in  quality of life. The good news is that falling is not a normal part of aging.

 

Kathleen A. Cameron has over 25 years of experience in the health care field as a pharmacist, researcher and program director focusing on falls prevention, geriatric pharmacotherapy, mental health, long-term services and supports, and caregiving. Ms. Cameron is currently Senior Director at the National Council on Aging (NCOA) where she oversees the Administration on Aging-funded National Falls Prevention Resource Center and National Chronic Disease Self-Management Education (CDSME) Resource Center.

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Dial-in: +1 (631) 992-3221

Attendee Access Code: 543-167-650


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AFA Support Groups

AFA recognizes that connecting with others is a vital part of the caregiving equation. However, with today’s busy schedules, caregivers may not be able to find time to, or be comfortable with, attending an in-person group. To that end, we currently offer ongoing weekly telephone-based support groups.

Ongoing Support Groups

General Caregiver Support Group

Mondays from 7-8 p.m. ET

Young-Onset Spousal Support Group

Wednesdays from 4-5 p.m. ET

To register for any of AFA’s support groups, please contact AFA’s national toll-free helpline at 866-232-8484 and speak with one of our licensed social workers.