Free Virtual Alzheimer’s Educational Conference

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) will host a free virtual Alzheimer’s educational conference for Florida residents on  February 16, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. EST to kick off its 2022 national Educating America Tour.

The conference, which is free and open to everyone, will allow participants to learn from, and ask questions of, health and caregiving experts.

Sessions and speakers during the AFA virtual conference will include:

  • Genetic Studies in Alzheimer’s Disease: Pathway to Prevention and Treatment Across Ancestries – Brian W. Kunkle, Ph.D., M.P.H., Assistant Professor and Head of Genetic Epidemiology Division, Center for Genetic Epidemiology and Statistical Genetics (CGESG), John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics, Dr. John T. Macdonald Department of Human Genetics, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
  • Cultural Awareness in Dementia Care– Jennifer Reeder, LCSW, SIFI, AFA’s Director of Educational and Social Services.
  • Caregiver-Care Partner Relationships: Preventing Misunderstandings and Overcoming Communication Barriers – Christine L. Williams, DNSc, ARNP, PMHNP-BC, Professor Emeritus in the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing at Florida Atlantic University.

There will also be a musical performance by Adele Jacobson, Certified Music Practitioner and President of Music in Medicine, Inc., a non-profit organization based in Citrus County.

To register, go to www.alzfdn.org/tour.

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