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UAlbany: Free Webcast – Caregiver and Patient Health in Alzheimer’s Disease Policy and Systems Change

Please join us for a free, live webcast on Thursday, February 20, 2020, from 9:00-10 a.m. Eastern: “Caregiver and Patient Health in Alzheimer’s Disease Policy and Systems Change”. Register here or visit phlive.org for more information.

Speaker: Dr. David Hoffman, DPS, CCE
Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Ethics and Health Policy, Maria College
Clinical Professor, Department of Health Policy Management and Behavior, University at Albany School of Public Health
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Albany Medical College Alden March Bioethics Institute

The population of people identified with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia is rapidly growing, as is the need for caregivers to support them. The burden of caregiving can exacerbate health challenges caregivers will normally face, particularly as the disease in those they care for decline and needs increase. In this webcast, viewers will receive information on maintaining the health of those with dementia and their caregivers and on the policies and systems that necessary to support this care, including the value of early diagnosis, activities for maintaining good health, and supports for caregivers. In order to ensure that providers in clinical, community and religious institutions understand the needs in this burgeoning epidemic of Alzheimers Disease, the discussion will focus on the  imperative to “create policies and systems that enable caregivers to perform their duties without compromising their own health and economic well-being” (Hoffman, Aging Science & Mental Health Studies, Aug 2019).