February 2010

National Alliance for Caregiving to Present at 2010 “Aging in America” Conference

The National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC), an ACT-AD member organization, will be hosting a session at the 2010 “Aging in America” conference presented annually by the National Council on Aging and the American Society on Aging.  The NAC’s session entitled “Fourth Annual Conference for Caregiving Coalitions: Have we Turned the Corner? The Economic Downturn and its Impact on Caregiving Coalitions” will take place on March 15th from 9:30am to 12:30pm. A recently released survey of caregivers that explores the impact that the current economic climate has had on family caregiving will be presented.  Speakers will include Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Gail Hunt of the National Alliance for Caregiving, Brian Duke of the Bucks County Area Agency on Aging, and a panel discussion with members of the Advocacy Task Force discussing advocacy campaigns and activities as well as models for effective coalitions.   This year’s “Aging in America” conference is taking place from March 15-19 in Chicago,IL.

To read more about the 2010 “Aging in America” conference and to register, click here.

NIH to Host Conference on Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease and Cognitive Decline

The National Institute on Aging (NIA) in collaboration with the Office of Medical Applications of Research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is presenting a state-of-the-science conference on Alzheimer’s disease and cognitive decline from April 26-28, 2010 in Bethesda,MD.  The conference will focus on research efforts and investigations currently underway to determine the efficacy of measures often cited as possible ways to prevent cognitive decline and dementia.  Presentations will also address topics such as the factors currently known to put one at risk for dementia, the current status of Alzheimer’s and dementia therapies, and discussion will take place on how best to move the science of combating Alzheimer’s forward.

For more information on the conference, a copy of the agenda, and registration documents, click here.