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ADI 2024 Abstract Submissions Now Open
Abstract submissions are now open for the Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) 36th global conference, taking place in April of next year in Kraków, Poland and online. The global conference will be shaped around the action areas of the WHO Global Action Plan on dementia. ADI welcomes both scientific and non-scientific abstracts on a range of topics, including but not limited to research, care, technology and innovation.
The deadline for abstract submissions is September 29th 2023.
Learn more about abstract submissions here.
Health Equity Curriculum Webinar
Advancing Health Equity in Dementia: Introducing a New Public Health Curriculum webinar will be Wednesday, August 23rd from 1-2 pm EST.
Join the Alzheimer’s Association’s Healthy Brain Initiative for a webinar launching the new, free, interactive public health curriculum on health equity and dementia created in partnership with CDC and Emory University. The webinar will demo the curriculum module, Health Equity, and Dementia – Using a Public Health Lens to Advance Health Equity in Alzheimer’s and Other Dementia, and offer insights from educators and public health professionals on how they plan to integrate this module into their course curriculum and staff training. Register HERE.
Splaine Consulting are consultants for some Healthy Brain Initiative projects. We are looking forward to this webinar!
County-Level Alzheimer’s Prevalence Data Released
Announced at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference earlier this month, a firstof-its-kind report estimates Alzheimer’s disease prevalence in 3,142 counties across the nation. Here are the key takeaways:
- The east and southeastern U.S. have the highest prevalence of Alzheimer’s dementia
- Higher percentages of older people and Black and Hispanic residents in those regions may explain the higher prevalence.
- The findings can help guide the allocation of resources to public health programs for Alzheimer’s in those regions.
These takeaways underscore the importance of ensuring diversity in Alzheimer’s and caregiver research and resources. Learn more about rates of Alzheimer’s in the United States here.
International Day on Care & Support Adopted
A United Nations General Assembly resolution was recently adopted to establish an ‘International Day on Care & Support’ for October 29nth. This resolution relates to older people as both care receivers and caregivers. The UN General Assembly resolution is the product of the efforts of multiple national and international aging organizations over many years – and that it’s just another sign that caregiving and related ageing is truly global issue.
Watch the adoption process on UN WebTV here and find the resolution here.
Can AI Help People With Dementia?
AI can help with written communication, with creating a playlist to promote memories, or even in dementia research. Learn more about how AI technology can be utilized to help those with Alzheimer’s and those who support them here.
In Memoriam: Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett, musical icon, recently passed away at age 96. He was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2016 but his ability to remember lyrics and perform endured until near the end of his life.
Music has a powerful connection to memory and this remains true even for people with dementia. Learn more about Tony Bennett and music and memory here.
Virtual Community for People with Dementia who Live Alone
Living Alone and Connected! is a private Facebook group for persons living alone with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia. The group is a platform for members to receive emotional support, share questions or ideas, and find resources regarding their condition and
lifestyle. Here you can find: Community and connection, Knowledge sharing and resources, Engaging conversations, Educational and social virtual events.
The private Facebook group and unique online community is designed exclusively and thoughtfully for people who live alone with a dementia / Alzheimer’s diagnosis. This is to ensure the privacy of our members, and to foster a safe, welcoming, and meaningful space to connect.
Join the Living Alone and Connected group!
For those who care for people living alone with dementia, the Living Alone and Connected public Facebook page provides resources to those family, friends, and caregivers who support those living alone with dementia.
Follow the Living Alone and Connected page!
Download our Flyers HERE and HERE.
Living Alone and Connected! is hosted and moderated by Cognitive Solutions, LLC. Living Alone and Connected! is supported in part by a cooperative agreement #90ADPI0067-01-00 from the Administration on Aging (AoA), Alzheimer’s Disease Program Initiative (ADPI) and cooperative agreement NVADPI0082 from the Neighbor Network of Northern Nevada.