NEW YORK, NY — The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) will be holding a free educational program designed to teach Westchester residents about Alzheimer’s disease “from A to Z.”
The event, part of AFA’s Lecture Series, will take place on Friday, November 9th in the Ravazzin Center on Aging (Room 116) at Fordham University’s Westchester Campus, located at 400 Westchester Avenue in West Harrison. Registration and breakfast will begin at 8:30 am, with the program running from 9:30 am to 11:30 am.
“Alzheimer’s disease affects nearly 400,000 New Yorkers and that number is growing,” said Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr., AFA’s president and CEO. “This program is designed to raise Alzheimer’s awareness, educate individuals about the disease, and teach them practical steps that can help them plan for care as they age. We invite everyone to attend.”
Participants will learn about topics such as:
- Signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia-related illnesses.
- How to communicate concerns about memory.
- Planning and preparing a road map for care as you age.
Free, confidential memory screenings will also be offered.
New York State licensed social workers who attend the program are eligible to receive two continuing education contact hours free of charge.
“Health and wellness are important to all of us,” said Molly Fogel, AFA’s director of education and social services, “which is why we’re helping people be proactive and get information that can help them, regardless if they’re currently affected by Alzheimer’s disease. After all, knowledge is power.”
Residents can register by calling AFA at 866-232-8484 or visiting AFA’s website at www.alzfdn.org and clicking on the “events calendar” tab at the top of the page. Registration is free and open to all.