Alzheimer's Foundation of America

Alzheimer's
Foundation of America

AFA Care Connection Webinar Series

 

 

December 12th

Frontotemporal Degeneration:  A Complex Disease with Complex Care Needs

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET

This webinar will address the unique challenges of frontotemporal degeneration (FTD), the most common form of dementia in people under age 60. It will identify signs and symptoms of the three main clinical presentations of FTD and current   movement in research. The presentation will explore the need for specialized education and support, as FTD has a greater impact on work, interpersonal relationships and the economic burden faced by families.

Sharon S. Denny, MA is the senior director of programs at the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD) where she leads strategic development of support and education for people with FTD, their families, and healthcare professionals. An advocate for high-quality and responsive services, she has promoted inclusion of people living with FTD, built a national network of AFTD-affiliated support groups, and directed professional education initiatives.

 

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Dial-in: (415) 655-0052

Attendee Access Code: 792-876-345

 

 

 

January 9th

Understanding Vision Impairment and How to Help

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET

During this webinar, participants will gain a better understanding of vision  impairment and it’s impact  on the person. This presentation will describe visual changes that can be associated with dementia and common age-related visual conditions. Tips and services will be shared to help participants understand simple adaptations and services available to those with vision loss.

Kendra is a certified vision rehabilitation therapist with over a decade of experience working one-on-one with  individuals experiencing vision loss. She currently works at the National Research and Training Center (NRTC) on Blindness and Low Vision located at Mississippi State   University. In this role Kendra helps agencies serving older individuals with vision loss to identify best practices and provides training for professionals who work in these   programs.

 

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Dial-in: (415) 655-0052

Attendee Access Code: 365-555-402

 

 

February 13th

Taking Action: Assisting Victims of Financial Fraud

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET

Millions of Americans become victims of financial crimes every year. This training will walk you through the accessible, victim-centered approaches at the heart of the updated Taking Action: An Advocate’s Guide to Assisting Victims of Financial Fraud. Learn step-by-step strategies for addressing four major types of financial crime: Identity Theft, Investment Fraud, Mortgage and Lending Fraud, and Mass Marketing Scams. Attendees will receive a foundational background on these four major fraud types, and will learn about their role as advocates when they encounter victims dealing with financial crime

Susan Arthur has spent over 30 years in the financial services industry. She currently works for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Investor Education Foundation, where she manages the Investor Protection Campaign.

Laura Cook is the Director of Training & Technical Assistance at the National Center for Victims of Crime (NCVC), and works with multiple NCVC projects. With the Financial Crime Resource Center, Laura travels throughout the country training advocates on financial fraud, and hosts webinars on identity theft, mass marketing fraud, investment and securities fraud, mortgage and lending fraud, and financial exploitation.

 

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Dial-in: 1-914-614-3221

Attendee Access Code: 174-101-528

 


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