Alzheimer's Foundation of America

Foundation of America

AFA Care Connection Webinar Series


September 13th

Prior Trauma, Aging and the Experience of Care Recipients

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET

This presentation will review the impact of extreme trauma, as well as the immediate and long-term effects on aging  trauma survivors and their families. Research shows that trauma during earlier times in life influences the way one ages, physically and mentally, and the way one experiences the process of aging and the losses that are often associated with it. The presentation aims at increasing participants’ familiarity with the symptoms and signs of trauma in elderly individuals, which may differ from younger individuals.  The presentation will also sharpen sensitivity to the unique vulnerabilities and needs of aging trauma survivors, which are often missed due to a multitude of other complicating factors when dealing with aging individuals.

Irit Felsen, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist born in Israel and living in the USA, specializing in the treatment of trauma and traumatic loss. Dr. Felsen is an Adjunct Professor at Yeshiva University in New York City, a researcher with the Yale Trauma Study Group, and maintains a private psychotherapy practice in Mountain Lakes and in Englewood, NJ.

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Dial-in: (631) 992-3221

Attendee Access Code: 449-282-743


October 11th

Potential Risks and Benefits of Hospitalizations for Persons with Dementia

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET

During this presentation Sara Dulaney will discuss the impact on hospitalization for individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease. We will identify ways that cognitive, behavioral, and functional symptoms of dementia increase a person’s risk for hospitalization. In addition, we will explore the challenges and potential harms associated with hospitalization for persons living with dementia. Lastly, we will review issues associated with hospital discharge and post-hospitalization care transitions.

Sarah Dulaney is a Geriatric Clinical Nurse Specialist at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center in San Francisco, CA where she helps implement the Care Ecosystem study, a supportive clinical trial testing the effect of a personalized education, support, and care navigation intervention for persons with dementia and their caregivers. She has over 15 years of experience working with adults with cognitive impairment and dementia in community, hospital, and long term care settings. Sarah is passionate about working towards better care and support for persons with dementia and their caregivers.

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Dial-in: (631) 992-3221

Attendee Access Code: 285-011-352


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