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Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia
Monday, November 17, 2014: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Caring for individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease and their caregivers remains to be a major challenge in aging and public health. These five presentations cover a wide range of topic from early diagnosis of the disease, its associated stigma and potential solutions through public health awareness campaigns, as well as gender differences in caregiver risk appraisal.
Session Objectives: Describe the barriers within the Hispanic community for early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease
Identify actionable steps to implement a campaign with basic information on AD early signs, and a clear message that memory loss is not a normal part of aging.
Formulate ideas for how to incorporate attention to stigma in public health awareness campaigns for Alzheimer's disease and other diseases of aging
Describe gender differences in caregiver risk appraisal
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Organized by: Aging & Public Health
Endorsed by: Medical Care Section, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights