2013 Webinar Series on Alzheimer’s Disease and Resources

The National Institute on Aging (NIA) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Administration for Community Living (ACL) are collaborating to host a webinar series designed to improve coordination of federal resources available to assist people with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias and their family caregivers, and encourage awareness of research participation opportunities.

NIA & ACL invite you to take advantage of these opportunities.  You can register for all the webinars or just the one or two that most interest you.  Registration will open approximately two months in advance of each webinar. For each event, fill out the registration form. Once the host approves your registration, you’ll receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to join the event. The schedule is as follows:

Webinar #1:  Updates on Alzheimer’s Disease Research & Resources

Date: Thursday, May 23, 2013
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET

Join this session to find out the latest detailed information on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, including:

The updated 2013 National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease
Research updates & developments, including new clinical studies , updates from alzheimers.gov, ADEAR, Eldercare Locator, and National Alzheimer’s Contact Center.

Register for the May 23rd event.

Webinar #2:  People with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities and Dementia

Date: Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Time: 1:30 p.m. -3:00 p.m. ET

Alzheimer’s disease occurs three to five times more often among people with Down syndrome than the general population. People with intellectual or developmental disabilities and dementia may face unique challenges, as well as experiences similar to others with dementia.  This session will cover:

Overview of the scale and scope of issues
Research directions and opportunities, including recruitment
Specialized resources available

Register for the June 25th event.

Webinar #3:  Diverse Populations, Health Disparities, and Dementia

Date: Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. ET

Join this session to learn what experts know about the experience of dementia in diverse populations, and hear what researchers are doing to better understand and improve outcomes for people with dementia and their caregivers.  This session will focus on American Indian/Alaskan Native/Native Hawaiian, African American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people with dementia and their family caregivers.

Registration information to follow.

Webinar #4:  Younger Onset Dementia

Date: Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Time: 1:30 p.m. -3:00 p.m. ET

The focus of this webinar will be on dementias that typically occur before age 65: Alzheimer’s disease, behavioral variant frontotemporal degeneration, and primary progressive aphasia. This session will also discuss the specific developmental, relational, and financial impacts of younger onset dementias, as well as detection, diagnosis, resources, and research directions.

Registration information to follow.

Webinar #5:  Advanced Stage Dementia & Palliative Care

Date: Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET

Details and registration information to follow.

For additional information and/or questions regarding this webinar series please contact National Institute on Aging (NIA) or the Administration for Community Living (ACL) directly. You may also sign up for the ACL E-Newsletter for these and other excellent resources.  Thank you!


About cgraves34

Media Specialist for the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC) funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) through Administration for Community Living (ACL) under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
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