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Women & Alzheimer’s: The Empowerment Forum
November 1 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm EDT
Location: Marriott Melville Long Island, 1350 Walt Whitman Rd, Melville, NY, 11747
2 out of every 3 people in America with Alzheimer’s disease are women. Join the conversation.
Women account for two-thirds of individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease in the United States and face a greater risk of developing a dementia-related illness, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Additionally, two-thirds of Alzheimer’s caregivers are women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The event is designed to help provide women with up-to-date, practical skills and information to live a higher quality of life and provide better care, as well as reduce risk through social change. It will give them a better understanding of the increased risk to women, to prepare them for the caregiving journey and encourage them to speak up, address their concerns and have their questions answered. Guest speakers will include family and professional caregivers and medical and dementia care experts who will share their expertise. It also will have a focus on underserved communities and how they are impacted.
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Registration & Memory Screenings
10:00 am – 10:15 am
Welcome & Opening Remarks
Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr., President & Chief Executive Officer – Alzheimer’s Foundation of America
10:15 am – 11:15 am
11:15 am – 11:30 am
11:30 am – 11:45 am
11:00 am – 12:45 pm
12:45 pm – 1:00 pm