Get up to speed on the latest in Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Learn what you need to know to inform, educate, and empower
community members, people with dementia, and family caregivers.
The National Institute on Aging at NIH (NIA), Administration for Community Living (ACL), and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are pleased to invite you to join the 4th annual free webinar series on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias for professionals in the public health, aging services, and research networks.
Free continuing education credit is available (CNE, CEU, and CECH)!
TO REGISTER for each webinar, go to nih.webex.com and enter the event number listed below for that webinar.
Webinar 1 - September 2015:
Alzheimer’s & Dementia: Resources You Can Use
Tuesday, September 22, 2:00-3:30 pm ET
To register: go to nih.webex.com, enter event # 623 719 567
Take a quick tour of the latest resource information on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, including:
- How the Federal government is updating and implementing the National Alzheimer’s Plan
Updates on information and support resources
- for consumers and families
- for caregivers
- for service providers and other professionals
- New tools on brain health and research participation
- Ruth Drew, MA, Director of Family and Information Services, Alzheimer’s Association
- Jennifer Watson, MA, Senior Public Affairs Specialist, NIA
- Amy Wiatr-Rodriguez, MSW, Aging Services Program Specialist, ACL
Webinar 2 - October 2015:
What’s Happening in Alzheimer’s Research?
Wednesday, October 21, 2:00-3:30 pm ET
To register: go to nih.webex.com, enter event # 623 031 136
Get an overview of current Alzheimer’s research directions and studies, presented by leaders in the field. Topics include:
- Research plan to cure, treat or prevent Alzheimer’s and related dementias by 2025
- Engaging participants in research through the Brain Health Registry
- Investigating how exercise and diet affect dementia risk
- Using technology to monitor, manage and study dementia and novel, early predictors of risk
- Suzana Petanceska, PhD, Program Officer, Division of Neuroscience, NIA
- Michael Weiner, MD, Professor in Residence in Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, Medicine, Psychiatry, and Neurology, University of California San Francisco
- Laura Baker, PhD, Associate Professor in Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, Wake Forest University
- Martha Clare Morris, ScD, Director, Section of Nutrition & Nutritional Epidemiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Rush University
- Jeffrey Kaye, MD, Director, Layton Aging and Alzheimer's Disease Center, Oregon Health & Science University
Webinar 3 - November 2015:
Caregivers Supporting People with Dementia: New Research and Technology
Tuesday, November 17, 2:00-3:30 pm ET
To register: go to nih.webex.com, enter event # 623 017 900
Learn more about new tools and strategies to support dementia caregivers, including:
- Understand how the experiences of caregivers for people with dementia differ from those who care for people with other conditions
- Learn about new tools for caregivers for people with dementia, including care planning tools and new technologies
- Find out about new directions in respite-related research
- Moderator: Greg Link, MA, Aging Services Program Specialist, ACL
- Darby Morhardt, PhD, LCSW, Research Associate Professor in Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer's Disease Center, Northwestern University
- Alicia Blater, MS, Family Caregiver Support Program Consultant, Lifespan Respite Project Director, North Carolina Division of Aging and Adult Services
- Jill Kagan, MPH, Program Director, ARCH National Respite Network and Resource Center
- Sara Czaja, PhD, Scientific Director, Center on Aging, University of Miami