Are you a current caregiver or community partner interested in supporting the Alzheimer’s community? The Alzheimer’s Association, Eastern North Carolina Chapter is proud to be a sponsor of the Duke Caregiver Community Event being offered by Association partner, Duke Health. Get connected with local resources that can help you care for your loved one during this free virtual event.
8:00 AM – 4:00PM
This event will feature 20 virtual education sessions with topics including:
- Dementia research and behavior strategies
- Navigating conversations with family and loved ones
- Hospitalization and the role of a caregiver
- Understanding advanced directives/living wills
- Overcoming compassion fatigue
- Resources that will save you time and money
- Assisted animal therapy
All sessions are offered in both Spanish and English to better reach all caregiving communities. Attendees can participate in as many sessions that fit into their calendar that day (Full day attendance is not required).
Featured Alzheimer’s Association Presentations:
Keynote: Pursuing Health Equity in Dementia: Research, Program, and Policy Considerations
Presenter: Carl Hill, Ph.D., MPH, Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer, Alzheimer’s Association
Dementia research, caregiving, and policymaking are all connected. Learn about the latest research on different kinds of dementia and gain perspective about how diversity and inclusion are an important part of it all.
The Male Caregiver: Coming to Grips with the Role Change from Partner to Caregiver
Presenter: Mike Caldwell, Alzheimer’s Association Support Group Facilitator
Hear personal stories of how to prepare for changing roles in life and caring for others.
Suddenly Caregiving: A Panel Discussion with Care Partners
Presenters: Natalie Leary; Steve Hodges, Cathy Jones, Debby Greenwood
Family care partners share the highs and lows he experienced through personal stories of courage, survival, and strength.