“Educating America Tour” to Provide Information About Alzheimer’s Disease Across the Country in 2020
Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Announces First Stops On National Tour to Raise Alzheimer’s Awareness and Connect Communities with Information
(January 22, 2020)— The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) announced the first stops for its 2020 Educating America Tour, which will travel across the United States to connect communities with information about Alzheimer’s disease, caregiving and brain health, as well as provide free, confidential memory screenings. This is the fourth years of AFA’s national Educating America Tour.
Alzheimer’s disease is a growing public health epidemic. Over 5.8 million Americans currently have Alzheimer’s, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) projects that number to grow to 14 million by 2060. Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States and the only one in the top 10 without a cure or disease-modifying treatment.
2020 tour dates will include:
- February 25: Albuquerque, NM
- March 12: Denver, CO
- April 7: Bozeman, MT
- April 9: Salt Lake City, UT
- April 30: East Lansing, MI
- May 21: Fayetteville, AR
- June 16: New York, NY
Others states the tour will visit in 2020 are:
Individuals can learn more about AFA’s Educating America Tour or sign up to attend one of the events by visiting www.alzfdn.org/tour or calling AFA at 866-232-8484. All events are free and open to everyone.
In each community the tour visits, AFA holds a free “concepts in care” educational conference which enables individuals to learn from, and interact with, leading experts in the Alzheimer’s field. Types of topics covered at the conferences include an overview of Alzheimer’s disease, developments in the fight against Alzheimer’s, creating your long term care team, practical tips for caregivers, information about therapeutic activities, and brain health and wellness. Free, confidential memory screenings are also available. All conferences are free and open to everyone.
“Information is an invaluable tool. We want to put it into the hands of as many people as possible,” said Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr., AFA’s President & CEO. “Educating people about Alzheimer’s disease, letting them know about the resources available to help, and empowering them with knowledge is critically important as the prevalence of the disease continues to grow across the country. If Alzheimer’s is in your life or you want to learn more about how to be proactive with your own brain health, we hope you will join us at one of these events.”
Now in its fourth year, AFA’s Educating America Tour was created to raise Alzheimer’s awareness, promote early detection and empower people with information about Alzheimer’s-related programs and support services nationwide.
Information about Alzheimer’s disease, caregiving and support services is also available through AFA’s website, www.alzfdn.org or by calling AFA’s Helpline at 866-232-8484, seven days a week.