ALZHEIMER’S IS NOT NORMAL AGING.
It’s a disease of the brain that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior.
Alzheimer’s disease is a global epidemic that affects many Americans. More than 15 million are serving as caregivers for the over 5 million people living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. And for the majority of caregivers, the reach of this disease extends beyond their personal lives — 75 percent reported that they were employed while fulfilling care responsibilities. The number of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias will escalate rapidly in coming years as the baby boomer generation ages. By 2050, the number of people age 65 and older with Alzheimer’s disease may nearly triple from 5 million to as many as 16 million, barring the development of medical breakthroughs to prevent, slow or stop the disease. Based on these numbers, it’s likely that you have, or will have, employees who are balancing the demands of work and caregiving. And given the prevalence and trajectory of Alzheimer’s — the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States — everyone can benefit from learning more about the disease, its warning signs and the importance of early detection.
Join us to Learn:
- The impact of Alzheimer’s
- The difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia
- Alzheimer’s disease stages and risk factors
- Current research and treatments available to address some symptoms
- Alzheimer’s Association resources
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Kim Franklin holds a master’s degree in Health Administration from the University of Cincinnati. She is currently the Professional Education Manager for the Georgia Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. Kim has been with the Chapter since July of 2006. She is responsible for overseeing the MedicAlert + Alzheimer’s Association Safe Return Program which is a nationwide identification system/registry established to assist in the safe and timely return of individuals with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia who wander and become lost. Kim also trains Professional staff that is responsible for the care of these individuals in facilities and community settings on best care practices. She has trained several thousand professional caregivers statewide through in-services, conferences and full day trainings about providing care for individuals with Alzheimer’s and related dementias.
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