ONLINE: Brain Health & Alzheimer’s Prevention
06/26/2020 | 12:00PM - 01:00PM
No Room required
Just for the Health of It
Is Dementia and Alzheimer’s the same? Is memory loss irreversible? What is normal aging? Is Alzheimer’s preventable? Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive and irreversible brain disorder. However, healthy lifestyle choices can reduce your risks of receiving a diagnostic of Alzheimer’s. In this webinar, we will explore warning signs of dementia, healthy aging habits and more.
Registration requested for this free online event.
Alicia Gomez and Sandra Menard are the National Coordinators for the Memory Screening Program at the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.
Alicia Gomez has years of experience in aging research and behavioral health. She also has a Master’s in Public Health from Montclair State University. Her top healthy habits: running marathon avidly and speaking Spanish fluently.
Sandra Menard worked in management and research for several years. She has a Master’s in Public Administration and a Master’s in Community Health. Her top healthy habits : hiking and playing board games enthusiastically.
Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) was founded in 2002 by a caregiver whose mother lived with Alzheimer’s disease (1980-1992). At that time, there was little information available and nowhere to turn for support. His goal was to make sure that no other family living with Alzheimer’s disease would have to go through the journey alone. AFA provides support, services and education to individuals, families and caregivers affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias nationwide, and fund research for better treatment and a cure. AFA operates a National Toll-Free Helpline (866-232-84848), staffed entirely by licenses social workers. AFA provides training and continuing education to professional caregivers and dementia-care settings. AFA’s National Memory Screening Program provides free and confidential memory screenings at sites across the county. Test your memory : https://afamemorytest.com/
This event will be held on the Zoom platform. Please make sure you have the application installed on your computer, iOS, or Android device.
Please plan to join the meeting 10 minutes prior to the program so your device has time to connect.
INSTRUCTIONS TO CONNECT
- To join our Zoom Meeting click on (or copy/paste) link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83378889027
- Meeting ID: 833 7888 9027
- Password: 854116
- To dial-in via telephone for audio instead of joining the webinar: 929-436-2866
FOR COMPUTER USERS
- Your computer must have a monitor. You do not need a camera or microphone.
- Click (or copy/paste) this link into a web browser to access the Zoom virtual meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83378889027
- Zoom may ask you to download and install the application file for you to join the meeting. Download and install the file so you can connect to Zoom.
- To hear the program, you can either use your computer’s speakers or call in using a telephone. Select which one you prefer.
- If you have a camera & microphone, you will be muted during the program. You will be able to view the presentation and hear it, but you will not be seen or heard.
- Have a question for the presenter? You can press the Chat button on the bottom of the screen and type you question in the lower right corner. You question will be answered at the end of the program.
Sponsored by Alzheimer's Foundation of America and the library's Just for the Health of It!
initiative to promote community health and wellness.