Presented in partnership with Alzheimer’s Los Angeles

Saturday, June 11, 2022
10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PDT
Zoom Webinar

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.

Click here to access this page in Japanese.

Presentation Details

Dementia Friends
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.

Presenter Biographies

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Event Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor
Aratani Foundation

Gold Sponsor
The Doizaki Family
Kawaguchi-Kihara Memorial Foundation
Lynn Miyamoto & Kevin Kroeker

Silver Sponsor 
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.