Researchers with the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington School of Medicine reported that they estimate the number of people with dementia worldwide will nearly triple by 2050. What is behind this rise in number? In part it is related to the aging population, the U.S. National Institute on Aging estimates that over 16% of the world’s population will be over the age of 65 will make up 16% by 2050, that’s up from 8% in 2010.
The Alzheimer’s Association is a great place to learn about current research and trends related to Alzheimer’s and dementia as well as the basics of the disease itself and how best to support someone living with it. See below for upcoming free virtual education sessions from the Alzheimer’s Association.
Virtual Education Programs
All programs are available via phone or webinar. Times listed are Eastern Daylight Time.
Especially For Caregivers
August 4 at 12 PM ► Living with Alzheimer’s: For Younger-Onset Alzheimer’s
August 10 at 4 PM ► Effective Communication Strategies
August 17 at 4 PM ► Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior
August 18 at 12 PM ► Safety and Memory Challenges
For People Living with Alzheimer’s and Their Families
August 5 at 11 AM ► ALZ Meet Up Discussion: Through the Decades
August 12 at 11 AM ► ALZ Meet Up Discussion: Writing Prompts
August 19 at 11 AM ► ALZ Meet Up Discussion: Acts of Kindness
August 26 at 11 AM ► ALZ Meet Up Discussion: Trivia Game
All Are Welcome
August 11 at 6 PM ► Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia
August12 at 6 PM ► 10 Warning Signs
August19 at 12 PM ► Healthy Living For Your Brain & Body
For more information or to register, call the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900.
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