Mike Splaine Testifies Before AGH Subcommittee on Capitol Hill
On Wednesday, November 29th, Mike Splaine was among a panel of experts called upon by the House Foreign Affairs Committee’s AGH (Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations) to present “A Global Update on Alzheimer’s Disease.” The special hearing was convened by Representative Chris Smith (R-NJ), who also leads the bicameral, bipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer’s Disease.
You can watch the entire special hearing in the video embedded below. To read statements from Mike and the other esteemed presenters—Marie Bernard, M.D., Deputy Director, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Roger Glass, M.D., Director, Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health, Mary Mittelman, Dr.P.H., Research Professor, Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias Family Support Program, New York University, or Richard Mohs, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer, Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation—visit the House Foreign Affairs Committee page.
Kate Gordon Attends Salzburg Global Seminar in Austria
In late November, Kate Gordon was Austria-bound for the first Salzburg Global Seminar (SGS) on dementia: Changing Minds – Innovations in Dementia Care and Dementia-Friendly Communities. While in Salzburg, Kate collaborated with colleagues from five continents to transform great ideas into solid solutions for those living with dementia worldwide. Check out the hashtag #SGSHealth to view all the tweets shared during the Seminar’s duration. At the close of the Forum, it was announced that SGS Fellows would produce a Salzburg statement to boost global advocacy on dementia focused on dementia-friendly communities. Learn more here.
- Photo 1 (above) is courtesy of the Salzburg Global Seminar website.
- Photo 2 (below) shows Kate in Nigerian dress, courtesy of Chief Kikelomo Edwards.
- Photo 3 (below) is with Amalia Fonk-Utomo, Chair of Alzheimer Indonesia Nederland Foundation and DY Suharya, Regional Director for ADI’s Asia Pacific Region.
- Photo 4 (below) is in front of the Salzburg Global Seminar sign.
Stay tuned to our Facebook and LinkedIn pages to find out “Where in the world” Mike and Kate are advocating for Alzheimer’s each month.
Alzheimer’s News Around the World: The latest in Alzheimer’s policy
APHA Meeting & Expo
In early November, Molly French of the Alzheimer’s Association’s DC Policy Office presented at a Roundtable Session of the American Public Health Association (APHA) Meeting & Expo in Atlanta. Her presentation on the Use of Population-Based Approaches to Address Alzheimer’s Disease by State Public Health Agencies was part of the conference’s Alzheimer’s Disease and Health Issues in Baby Boomers Roundtable. Other presentations at this Roundtable included dementia as an increasingly important cause of death, and key components of models of dementia care.
Save the Date: ADI Conference
The 33rd International Conference of Alzheimer’s Disease International is coming stateside to the “windy city” of Chicago! Save the dates: July 26-29, 2018. The conference will feature presentations on the latest science, care, and treatment of dementia from the global dementia community, Alzheimer associations, and people living with dementia and their care partners worldwide. Learn more at the conference website.
Recommended Reading: Who Will Take Care of Me When I’m Old?
According to the Journals of Gerontology, “one in three baby boomers falls into the category of separated, divorced, widowed, or never married.” Millennials are also following this trend; a recent Gallup poll indicates that 59 percent of the 73 million millennials are single and have never married. Adding fuel to the fire is the decline in the number of people available to provide in-home care, including family members. Age, longevity, singledom, loneliness, and isolation is a recipe for disaster. Who Will Take Care of Me When I’m Old?: Plan Now to Safeguard Your Health and Happiness in Old Age by Joy Loverde is a step-by-step guide to living the life you want for as long as possible.