ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION TO HOST FREE EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR ALZHEIMER’S AND DEMENTIA CAREGIVERS
The Alzheimer’s Association’s Mississippi Chapter will host a virtual caregiver conference from November 9th through the 12th in order to educate, prepare and support those caring for a person living with Alzheimer’s or a related form of dementia. Leading local and national experts will cover topics including caregiving and COVID-19, brain health, self-care, Alzheimer’s research, grief, coping with dementia behaviors and more.
November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and National Family Caregivers Month. During November, the Alzheimer’s Association recognizes the more than 16 million people in the U.S. who are currently providing unpaid care to a person living with Alzheimer’s or dementia, including 207,000 caregivers in Mississippi.
This conference is open to professional and family caregivers, as well as individuals who want to learn how to support the caregivers in their life. According to a recent Alzheimer’s Association survey, 91 percent of people believe that caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia should be a group effort among family or close friends, yet one out of three caregivers are not engaging others in caregiving tasks. The Association also found that more than four in five caregivers would have liked more support in providing care for someone with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, especially from their family.
WHAT: Alzheimer’s Association’s Caregiver Conference
WHEN: November 9 – 12, sessions each day from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. and 12 – 1 p.m. CT WHERE: Online, RSVP at alz.org/ms/events/2020-caregiver-conference to receive the link to join
The Alzheimer’s Association is a worldwide voluntary health organization dedicated to Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Its mission is to lead the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.
Visit alz.org or call 800.272.3900.