The fast-growing body of knowledge on Alzheimer’s Disease requires professionals in the field of aging to stay abreast not only of medical developments, but impacts of the disease on families and communities. An upcoming New York conference sets the research within the context of American lives.
Aging Life Care Association Returns to New York to Bring Latest Alzheimer’s Research to Life
The Aging Life Care Association Conference, being held in New York, April 15-17, 2016, will feature experts in aging speaking on the latest research and treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease. This event marks the return of this professional group to New York after 31 years. When they were last in New York their membership numbered about 50; today their number is close to 2,000.
The conference begins with Stephen G. Post, PhD, author of what has been called a “medical classic of the century, The Moral Challenge of Alzheimer’s Disease: Ethical Issues from Diagnosis to Dying and Director, Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care and Bioethics, Stony Brook University speaking on “Hope in Caring for the Deeply Forgetful.”
Howard Fillit, MD, a geriatrician, neuroscientist, and leading expert in Alzheimer’s disease, from the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation, will talk about “Conquering Alzheimer’s: From Drug Discovery to Quality Care.”
“As Aging Life Care Professionals we work to understand the complexity and challenges of living with or caring for someone with Alzheimer’s. Our work guides clients to the actions and decisions that ensure quality of care and an optimal life for those they love,” says Aging Life Care Association™ president Dianne McGraw, LCSW, CMC. “We are here to reduce worry, stress and time off of work for family caregivers.”
The 3-day conference – drawing nearly 400 experts in aging – also includes presentations by experts on topics that include Elder Neglect and Abuse, Medicare, Person-Centered Advance Care Planning, Frontotemporal Degeneration, Creative Arts in Care Plans, Substance Use Disorders in Older Adults, and the Neurology of Happiness. For a full schedule, visit aginglifecare.org.
This blog is for informational purposes only and does not constitute, nor is it intended to be a substitute for, professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Information on this blog does not necessarily reflect official positions of the Aging Life Care Association™ and is provided “as is” without warranty. Always consult with a qualified professional with any particular questions you may have regarding your or a family member’s needs.
Source: ALCA Blog