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Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Returns to West Palm Beach with Free Educational Conference

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Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) education conference registration website

The event will also feature free, confidential memory screenings and a display of the AFA Quilt to Remember...

February 18, 2017

New York, NY - by Sandy Silverstein - On Monday, March 27, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA)’s free Concepts in Care educational conference will return to West Palm Beach, Fla. The conference, which is part of AFA’s 15th anniversary national educational tour, is open to family and professional caregivers and the community. The educational conference will be held at the Hilton West Palm Beach, located at 600 Okeechobee Boulevard, from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. James Galvin, M.D., M.P.H., professor of Integrated Medical Sciences and associate dean for clinical research at the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, Florida Atlantic University and Boca Raton Regional Hospital, will keynote the conference, providing an overview of Alzheimer’s disease and research. 

Dr. Galvin’s current NIH (National Institutes of Health)-funded research focuses on detection of multiple chronic conditions in older adults, and measures behavioral change associated with detection of disease. He is an internationally known neurologist and he has created a number of intervention programs to improve the care of older adults with dementia, and their caregivers. 

Other speakers include Joshua Freitas, M.Ed., executive director of program development for CERTUS Senior Living, who will talk about bridging the gap of neuroscience and supportive living. Additional sessions include understanding long-term care, and a heartwarming panel discussion featuring family caregivers who will share personal experiences of caregiving for a loved one with dementia.

The event will also feature free, confidential memory screenings and a display of the AFA Quilt to Remember, the nation’s first large-scale quilt that pays tribute to the more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease. 

“There are more than 500,000 people in the state of Florida who are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease, said Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr., AFA’s president and chief executive officer. “This conference will help give people a better understanding of the illness, and help them be more prepared to work with, and care for, people who are impacted by the disease.” 

AFA’s 15th Anniversary Educating America Tour is made possible by a grant from The Edward N. and Della L. Thome Foundation; gold national sponsors, Allergan, Eli Lilly and Company, and Merck; teal statewide sponsors, CVS Health and Senior Helpers; and community statewide sponsor, Kmart Pharmacy; and is supported by a grant from Genentech. 

For more information or to register, please visit: http://www.alzfdn.org/registration/afas-15th-anniversary-educating-america-tour-march-27-west-palm-beach-fl/.

 

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