Wednesday, May 22, 2019

NADRC Webinar: Caregiving for People with Non-Alzheimer’s Dementia


Tuesday, June 4, 2019, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

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In recent years, research on Alzheimer’s disease has increased significantly, but there has been less focus on other types of dementias. Because less is known about non-Alzheimer’s dementias, under- and misdiagnosis is common, treatment protocols are lacking and it is not clear how best to support people with these dementias and their caregivers. 

This web seminar hosted by the National Alzheimer's and Dementia Resource Center (NADRC), will provide an overview of the three most common causes of dementia after Alzheimer’s disease, which include Lewy body dementia, frontotemporal degeneration and vascular dementia. Presenters will draw upon available information to describe caregiving for people living with these dementias. Special attention will be given to how caregiving for people with Lewy body dementia and frontotemporal degeneration may be different from Alzheimer’s disease. Case studies of caregiving for people with Lewy body dementia and frontotemporal degeneration will be highlighted.

Presenters:
  • Sharon S. Denny, M.A., is senior director of Programs at the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration where she leads strategic development of support and education for people with frontotemporal degeneration, their families and healthcare professionals.
  • Angela Taylor is the senior director of Research and Advocacy for the Lewy Body Dementia Association, where she leads research, advocacy and educational activities of the organization.
  • Sari Shuman is a senior research public health analyst at RTI International, and serves as the co-director of the National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center.
Registration is required to receive the webinar information. Visit the webinar webpage to learn more, including CE credit information.

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