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    Community Conversations Presents Research on Alzheimer's and Dementia and Advances in Treatments

    When: Tuesday, 8/24/2021 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Where: Online


    OFJCC Palo Alto JCCAlzheimer's is a global health problem with more than six million people living with the disease in the United States alone. Tremendous gains have been made in the understanding of the science and basic biology underlying Alzheimer's and other dementias. These advances are leading to great strides in strategies for treatment, prevention, detection, diagnostics and therapeutic interventions. The Alzheimer's Association is a global leader in research, mobilizing the field to advance the vision of a world without Alzheimer's and all other dementia.

    The lecture will be presented by Claire Day, Chief Program Officer, Alzheimer's Association of Northern California and Northern Nevada, and Ariana Myers.

    Join us to learn more about:
    • The Landscape of Alzheimer's and Dementia Science
    • Risk Factors for Alzheimer's and all other Dementia
    • Latest Advances in Clinical Trials, Treatments and Lifestyle Interventions
    • FDA-approved Treatments
    • The Impact of Aducanumab on Amyloid Plaques in the Brain, its Potential Benefits and Side Effects
    • The Pathways to Access Treatment, Including Early Detection and Diagnosis
    • Resources Available Through the Alzheimer's Association
    Ms. Day has been on staff of the Alzheimer's Association since 2001. She is the Chief Program Officer at the Northern California and Northern Nevada Chapter and as such, oversees all clinical operations and service delivery throughout the Chapter's territory. She and her highly trained staff deliver community social services in the form of education, support, advocacy and care management to people with dementia and their families, as well as to professional caregivers. In addition, Ms. Day oversees all research initiatives.

    Prior to joining the Northern California and Northern Nevada Chapter in 2017, Ms. Day was the Senior Vice President at the Delaware Valley Chapter in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, serving in a similar role.

    Ms. Day is a clinical social worker and received her degree from Bloomsburg University in 1993. Prior to joining the Alzheimer's Association, she worked in the long-term care field as a patient and family advocate. In 2018, Ms. Day was appointed as the Chapter Lead for the US Study to Protect Brain Health Through Lifestyle Intervention to Reduce Risk (US Pointer) team in California at UC Davis. US Pointer is a two-year clinical trial to evaluate whether lifestyle interventions that simultaneously target multiple risk factors protect cognitive function in older adults at increased risk for cognitive decline.

    Ms. Day has more than twenty years of experience as a family and professional educator in dementia care and has appeared on numerous television and radio programs throughout the region. She is the author of two forwards to Alzheimer's caregiver books; Life Lessons from a Baker's Dozen by Kerry Luksic and Lucy's Tears by John Rydel. She was a national presenter at the 2006, 2007 and 2008 Annual Dementia Conferences. In 2008 she received the inaugural "Spirit of Community" Award from Stapeley in Germantown. In 2012 she assisted with a story on NBC Nightly News showcasing support services to caregivers. Today she co-hosts a monthly internet radio program on dementia caregiving. One of her greatest accomplishments was being selected for a national help team following Hurricane Katrina, traveling for two weeks to Mississippi to provide hurricane relief to people with dementia and their loved ones. She uses the lessons learned to help improve the quality of life of those she serves.

    Ariana Myers is a volunteer Community Educator and Policy Advocate with the Alzheimer's Association. She has worked on various aspects of Alzheimer's disease over the last 10 years, including running her own homecare agency and performing scientific research at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging. She is passionate about her service with the Alzheimer's Association and shares their vision of a world without Alzheimer's and other dementias.

    Senior Programs are made possible in part by generous contributions from the John R. Schwabacher Family, Diane and Jon Claerbout in memory of their beloved son Jos, as well as the Jewish Community Federation & Endowment Fund. We are grateful for the generous support of all our donors.

    Tuesday, August 24
    1:00–2:00 PM
    On Zoom
    Free with registration
    Contact: Michelle Rosengaus | [email protected]


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