Co-hosted by Keiro and Alzheimer’s Los Angeles

SAVE THE DATE!
Saturday, May 1, 2021
9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PDT
Zoom Webinar

Keiro and Alzheimer’s Los Angeles will present their first virtual Alzheimer’s Conference.

This FREE event will bring together a panel of expert speakers to educate the community on Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders; current research and treatment options; and how to reduce your risk for Alzheimer’s and supports available for caregiving families. This conference will also feature a virtual resource fair of organizations and vendors who will share invaluable information with attendees about Alzheimer’s related services.

Each presentation will be followed by a Q&A session.

Conference Schedule

9:30-10:00 a.m. – Virtual Resource Fair
10:00-10:50 a.m. – Overview of Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders
10:55-11:40 a.m. – Alzheimer Disease Research Update
11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Hopeful Signs for the Future
12:30 -1:00 p.m. – Virtual Resource Fair

Registration opens: Saturday, March 13, 2021
Stay tuned for more information.
For questions please contact programs@keiro.org.

Presentations

Overview of Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders (10:05 a.m.)

Dr. Joshua Chodosh, MSHS, FACP, Geriatrician and Professor, Departments of Medicine and Population Health, NYU Langone Health

Dr. Chodosh will present an overview of Alzheimer’s and related disorders, explaining how these conditions differ from normal cognitive changes that occur with aging. He will share the benefits of early detection and diagnosis and the components of high quality care.

Alzheimer Disease Research Update: What is the Weather Forecast? (10:55 a.m.)

Dr. Helena Chang Chui, Chair and Professor of Neurology, Raymond and Betty McCarron Chair in Neurology, Director of the USC Alzheimer’s Research Program

The silver tsunami continues, and it is said that by 2050, the number of people with Alzheimer’s will triple. At the same time, with recent research, better biomarkers are allowing for early detection. What’s on the horizon for disease-modifying treatment? We welcome Dr. Helena Chui, neurologist from USC’s Alzheimer’s Research Program, to share with us about the latest research.

Hopeful Signs for the Future – Resources We Have Access to (11:45 a.m.)

Sara Lenz Lock, JD, Senior Vice President for Policy, AARP; Executive Director, GCBH
Dr. Debra Cherry, PhD, Executive Vice President, Alzheimer’s Los Angeles

Cognitive decline is not inevitable as you age. Learn about new insights from the Global Council on Brain Health that we can all use to reduce risks and improve quality of life if you are beginning to be concerned about your brain health or that of a loved one. Sara Lenz Lock will share how implementing the six pillars of brain health can also help manage dementia more effectively once diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Additionally, Dr. Debra Cherry will briefly discuss Alzheimer’s Los Angeles’ resources for patients and for families including caregiver education workshops, patient activity programs, support groups, counseling, and connections to valuable community resources.

This conference is FREE to the community and is made possible by Keiro in partnership with Alzheimer’s Los Angeles along with support from The Aratani Foundation, our community partners, donors, and volunteers.