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In the United States, 43 million adult family caregivers care for someone older than age 50, and 14.9 million care for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia. The last updated value of that caregiving was $450 billion per year, and it only stands to grow. These caregivers need our help, and ASA supplies the information and resources they need. What are the latest models for preventing cognitive decline? How much will long-term care cost and what are the other options? How does palliative care work versus hospice? Are there intergenerational programs that can enrich the lives of those with dementia? Find the answers here.



Online Learning: ASA members have free access to all web seminars. 


An Accidental Activist: Dr. Jessica Zitter Smashes the "Medical Hero" Myth

Event Date: 
10.26.2017 06:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-08:00) Pacific Time
Event Location
Address 1: 
2150 Allston Way
Short Description: 

A discussion on palliative care with Dr. Jessica Zitter and Alameda County providers. What do we really want for ourselves and our loved ones when death comes? 2 Free CEU's, wine, and refreshments.

Full Description: 

Jessica Zitter redefines what a medical hero looks like.

In a field where the default is always more procedures and more technology, Dr. Zitter's journey led her to put her patients first. What does this person love to do? Who does this person love to be with?

Dr. Zitter wrote "Extreme Measures," and is featured in Extremis, an Oscar-nominated documentary. She is an intensive care unit and palliative care doctor at Highland Hospital in Oakland, California.

Alameda Alliance for Health will kindly provide 2 free CEUs to our community of providers at the event.

Our evening

6:00 - 7:00 -- Wine and fine refreshments

7:00 - 8:00 -- Presentation and discussion with Dr. Jessica Zitter

8:00 - 9:00 -- Panel discussion with East Bay medical experts

9:00 - 9:30 -- Book signing by Dr. Jessica Zitter

Alzheimer's Research Symposium

Event Date: 
11.02.2017 07:30 AM - 03:30 PM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-06:00) Central Time
Event Location
Address 1: 
Swissotel Chicago
Address 2: 
323 E Upper Wacker Dr
Short Description: 

National, regional and local dementia researchers and experts present the latest and emerging dementia related topics

Full Description: 

Alzheimer's Association, Illinois

National, regional and local dementia researchers and experts will present the latest and emerging dementia-related research topics including innovative care practices, technology based care and treatment options, theories and discoveries with a special focus on translating research into care.


This year’s Symposium is being held at the Swissôtel Chicago, with stunning views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago Skyline, the Swissôtel offers an exclusive destination setting for our full-day Symposium and expo.


Physicians, researchers, health care professionals, professional caregivers, students and members of our community looking to enhance skill sets and gain insights on Alzheimer’s and dementia-related topics. CME and CEUs offered.


Aging & Healthcare in Rural America: Overlooked Needs, Quiet Strength

posted 09.28.2017

By Cindy Padilla 

Rural America defies easy definition. It is large and diverse, geographically, ethnically and culturally. In 2010, rural America was home to approximately 20 percent of the U.S. popu­lation, yet about 95 percent of U.S territory is still officially designated as rural. Rural America is generally poorer than its urban neighbors, plays an important role in national issues like agriculture and energy, is frequently ignored politically and is aging—even more quickly than the rest of the country.

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Supporting People with Dementia and Their Caregivers in the Community

posted 09.13.2017

The number of people with Alzheimer’s disease, the most common cause of dementia, is projected to increase to 13.8 million by 2050.

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From Research to Standard Practice: Advancing Proven Programs to Support Family Caregivers of Persons Living with Dementia

Evidence-based support services can make a real difference in the daily lives of people with dementia and their family caregivers, but they are not widely available in communities. Read the new paper by AARP Public Policy Institute’s Lynn Friss Feinberg, immediate Past Board Chair of ASA, to learn what is known about these effective programs, and what needs to be done to more rapidly scale them up.

Act, Advocate, Advance: Making Dementia a Global Health Priority

posted 09.07.2017

By Michelle Seitzer

We know dementia impacts all levels of an aging society—the challenges it presents are universal—and therefore should be addressed as a public policy priority by all levels of government, all around the world.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Start : 10:00 AM (Pacific)
End : 11:00 AM (Pacific)

Part of the Aging and Disability Business Institute Series—a collaboration of n4a and ASA

Click here to view on Vimeo for free.

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Includes complimentary CEUs

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Start : 10:00 AM (Pacific)
End : 11:00 AM (Pacific)

Presented by ASA’s Lifetime Education and Renewal Network (LEARN)

ASA Members: Register now for FREE

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Start : 10:00 AM (Pacific)
End : 11:00 AM (Pacific)

Presented by ASA’s Forum on Religion, Spirituality and Aging (FORSA)

ASA Members: Register now for FREE

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