Aging Life Care Association™ Returns to New York to Bring Latest Alzheimer’s Research to Life

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The fast-growing body of knowledge on Alzheimer’s Disease requires professionals in the field of aging to stay abreast not only of medical developments, but impacts of the disease on families and communities. An upcoming New York conference sets the research within the context of American lives.

The 3-day conference also includes presentations by experts on topics that include Elder Neglect and Abuse, Medicare, Person-Centered Advance Care Planning, Frontotemporal Degeneration, Creative Arts in Care Plans, Substance Use Disorders in Older Adults,

32nd Annual Aging Life Care Association™ Conference

As Aging Life Care Professionals we work to understand the complexity and challenges of living with or caring for someone with Alzheimer’s. We are here to reduce worry, stress and time off of work for family caregivers.

The Aging Life Care Association™ Conference, being held in New York, April 15-17, 2016, will feature experts speaking on the latest research and treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease. This event marks the return of this professional group to New York after 31 years. When they were last in New York their membership numbered about 50; today their number is close to 2,000.

The conference begins with Stephen G. Post, PhD, author of what has been called a “medical classic of the century, The Moral Challenge of Alzheimer’s Disease: Ethical Issues from Diagnosis to Dying and Director, Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care and Bioethics, Stony Brook University speaking on “Hope in Caring for the Deeply Forgetful.”

Howard Fillit, MD, a geriatrician, neuroscientist, and leading expert in Alzheimer’s disease, from the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation, will talk about “Conquering Alzheimer’s: From Drug Discovery to Quality Care.”

"As Aging Life Care Professionals we work to understand the complexity and challenges of living with or caring for someone with Alzheimer’s. Our work guides clients to the actions and decisions that ensure quality of care and an optimal life for those they love,” says Aging Life Care Association™ president Dianne McGraw, LCSW, CMC. “We are here to reduce worry, stress and time off of work for family caregivers.”

The three-day conference also includes presentations by experts on topics that include Elder Neglect and Abuse, Medicare, Person-Centered Advance Care Planning, Frontotemporal Degeneration, Creative Arts in Care Plans, Substance Use Disorders in Older Adults, and the Neurology of Happiness. For a full schedule, visit aginglifecare.org.

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About the Aging Life Care Association (ALCA)
ALCA (formerly known as the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers) was formed in 1985 to advance dignified care for older adults and their families in the United States. Aging Life Care Professionals™ have extensive training and experience working with older adults, people with disabilities, and families who need assistance with caregiving issues. They assist families in the search for a suitable nursing home placement or extended care if the need occurs. The practice of Aging Life Care™ and the role of care providers have captured a national spotlight, as generations of Baby Boomers age in the United States and abroad. For more information or to access a nationwide directory of Aging Life Care Professionals, please visit aginglifecare.org.

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