Presented in partnership with Alzheimer’s Los Angeles
Saturday, June 11, 2022
10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PDT
Keiro and Alzheimer’s Los Angeles will present their second virtual Alzheimer’s Conference. This conference will be presented in English with simultaneous Japanese interpretation.
This FREE event will bring together expert speakers to educate the community on Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders with topics including how to become a “Dementia Friend” and practical tips for caregivers. Resources from Alzheimer’s Los Angeles and Keiro will be shared throughout the conference.
Presented by Kelly Takasu (高須), Public Policy Manager, Alzheimer’s Los Angeles
Dementia Friends is a global social movement that is changing the way people think, act, and talk about dementia. Through this session, participants learn about dementia, what it is like to live with the disease, and some tips for communicating with people who have dementia. With greater awareness and understanding, Dementia Friends help build communities that are better equipped to support people living with dementia.
Managing Behavioral Challenges in People with Dementia
Presented by Dr. Linda Ercoli; Director of Geriatric Psychology-Neuropsychology, Interim Director of the UCLA Longevity Center, Semel Institute Health Sciences Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
Caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia experience stress and burden related to their loved one’s behaviors, such as wandering, irritability, agitation, and aggression. Dr. Ercoli will talk about how caregivers can communicate effectively with their loved ones, and manage behavioral challenges.
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Kelly currently serves as the public policy manager at Alzheimer’s Los Angeles where she works to improve the lives of people living with Alzheimer’s through strategic initiatives, building relationships, and empowering grassroots advocacy. Prior to Alzheimer’s Los Angeles, Kelly coordinated and advanced the policy priorities of 35 national Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander nonprofits as the public policy manager at the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA). She also served as the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) Mike Masaoka fellow in the Washington, D.C. office of Congressman Mike Honda, where she handled health policy issues and served as the staff lead for two bipartisan congressional caucuses. Kelly is a graduate of the University of California San Diego.
Dr. Linda Ercoli
Dr. Linda Ercoli
Linda Ercoli is a Health Sciences Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the Semel Institute. She is the Director of Geriatric Psychology-Neuropsychology and the Interim Director of the UCLA Longevity Center. She has specialties in aging, dementia, neuropsychology, caregiver stress, neuroimaging research and cognitive enhancement interventions.
The Doizaki Family
Kawaguchi-Kihara Memorial Foundation
Lynn Miyamoto & Kevin Kroeker
Gene & Vickie Kanamori
Jack Kurihara & Carol Inge
Sponsors updated as of April 26, 2022.
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, sponsors, donors, and volunteers.