Alzheimer's Foundation of America

Foundation of America

AFA Care Connection Webinar Series



May 10th

How to be Radically Pro-Aging and Dementia Positive

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET

Children often bemoan having to wait to grow up, and at some point adults begin to dig in their heels and attempt to freeze the aging process. In American culture there is an unattainable ideal and profitable industry dedicated to anti-aging. What if aging were not seen as a villain but as a wise teacher? What might a pro-aging perspective look like? Could suffering be alleviated through cultivation of eldership rather than resistance? Many are attempting to cure aging and its accompanying changes.

During this presentation, Kyrie Carpenter will be using a depth psychological lens to explore a surprisingly rare perspective of aging as an inevitable and an embrace-worthy aspect of living guided by what we can learn from the experience of dementia.

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Dial-in: (631) 992-3221

Attendee Access Code: 881-381-855


June 14th

Bringing Oral Care to Dementia Care

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET

In this presentation, participants will learn to understand how to assist the older adult with proper oral hygiene care in their home and in long term care communities. Oral hygiene is more than just routine grooming-it is an important way to prevent infections! Mary Jensen, will explore oral hygiene care Techniques and identify the needs of this at risk population.

Mary Jensen RDH, MS is a registered dental hygienist with over 35 years clinical experience. Currently, she provides weekly oral hygiene care to dependent seniors, mostly in memory care communities.  Her passion is to help everyone understand the importance of oral health as it relates to overall health

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Dial-in: (631) 992-3221

Access Code: 628-124-027


July 12th

How to Talk About Elder Abuse

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET

The National Center on Elder Abuse and the FrameWorks Institute have collaborated to better understand and effectively shift the public’s current perceptions on elder abuse.   During this webinar, the NCEA will introduce aging professionals to the FrameWorks Institute’s research findings and explore an effective  communication strategy on elder abuse. We will provide attendees with communication tools and NCEA examples needed to replicate this elder abuse communication strategy with public audiences.


Eden Ruiz-Lopez: Earned a BS in HDFS from the Pennsylvania State University, and is currently an MPA candidate at the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy. She has devoted her 11-year career assisting older people and people with disabilities, and has an acute passion for socio-demographic and geographic trends, as well as issues of aging, public housing transformation, human rights and homelessness. She has been the NCEA Project Manager for 4 years, where she oversees the day-to-day operations of the center, manages the budget, and engages in awareness, education and outreach activities.

Alyssa Neumann: Received her Bachelors in Arts in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley in 2014. She has over 5 years of experience supporting public service organizations in communications, event coordination and internal operations. She is now a Project Coordinator for the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA), where she organizes an initiative that disseminates a new evidence-based communication strategy on the issue of elder abuse.


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Dial-in: (914) 614-3221

Access Code: 755-696-239




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