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The Long Island Chapter of The Alzheimer's Association Presents a Free Caregivers Conference During National Family Caregivers Month

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The Alzheimer’s Association is again offering a free Caregivers’ Conference to support and educate caregivers of people with dementia.

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National Family Caregivers Month is a great time to bring our caregivers and professionals together for a day of learning.

Photo by: Alzheimer's Association.

Hauppauge, NY - November 10, 2016 - The Alzheimer’s Association is again offering a free Caregivers’ Conference to support and educate caregivers of people with dementia.  The event takes place on Friday, November 18 from 8:30am – 4pm at the Hyatt Regency Long Island, in Hauppauge, NY. 

Highlights of the conference include:

  • Medical overview of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias
  • Advance directives
  • Behavior and communication challenges
  • MOLST (Medical Order of Life Sustaining Treatment)
  • Coping with caregiver stress
  • Caregiver panel
  • Community resources

Space is limited and registration is required.  Call 800.272.3900.  Breakfast and lunch is included and free respite is available courtesy of Access Home Care.

National Family Caregivers Month is a great time to bring our caregivers and professionals together for a day of learning.  Last year, over one million New Yorkers gave one billion hours of unpaid Alzheimer’s care, time valued at over $14.2 billion. According to the latest statistics, an estimated 390,000 New Yorkers suffer from Alzheimer’s. The impact extends beyond our elderly.  This is America’s most expensive disease.

Caregivers can visit www.alz.org/care and discover online tools to help them through their journey.  Key resources include:

  • 24/7 Helpline – Offers confidential support and information by master’s level clinicians and specialists on a variety of Alzheimer’s-related topics. 800.272.3900.
  • ALZConnected® – Connects caregivers with others to share common problems, challenges and potential solutions.
  • Alzheimer’s Navigator® – Creates customized action plans of information and support.
  • Community Resource Finder – Get easy access to a comprehensive listing of Alzheimer's and dementia resources, community programs and services.

The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s. Visit alz.org® or call 800.272.3900.