Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Feds Kick Off Webinar Series on Alzheimer’s & Dementia on March 1

Rachel Reeves


In an upcoming webinar, professionals can receive an update on Alzheimer’s and dementia issues and resources, while earning free continuing education credit. On March 1 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern, join the first webinar in a series on Alzheimer’s and dementia care from the National Institute on Aging (NIA/NIH), the Administration for Community Living (ACL), and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Here’s more from the ACL:


Learn what you need to know to inform, educate, and empower community members, people with dementia, and family caregivers in this webinar series starting with Webinar 1: Alzheimer's and Dementia Resources You Can Use. Free continuing education credit is available (CNE, CEU, and CECH). Presented by the National Institute on Aging (NIA/NIH), the Administration for Community Living (ACL), and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).


Join us for an update on Alzheimer's and dementia issues and resources in Webinar 1: Alzheimer's and Dementia Resources You Can Use.


This webinar takes place on Wednesday, March 1, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. ET. To register, go to nih.webex.com, and enter event # 628 629 619


Participants will be informed on:
  • What's new with consumer, caregiver, and professional resources on dementia
  • Helpful resources on areas of special interest
  • How the federal government is implementing the National Alzheimer’s Plan, including the overall direction of the plan and its 2017 changes

Webinar presenters:
  • Tanya Friese, DNP, RN, CNL USN (Ret.), Assistant Professor, College of Nursing and Educational Coordinator, Road Home Program, Rush University Medical Center
  • Peter Lichtenberg, PhD, Director, Institute of Gerontology and Professor of Psychology, Wayne State University
  • Lisa McGuire, PhD, Lead, Alzheimer’s Disease and Healthy Aging Program, CDC
  • Mark Snowden, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington
  • Amy Wiatr-Rodriguez, MSW, Aging Services Program Specialist, ACL

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