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ASN Public Forum - Alzheimer's and You

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Little Rock Marriott

3 Statehouse Plaza

Little Rock, AR 72201

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In the United States alone there are 5.4 million people living with Alzheimer’s disease. At present Alzheimer’s is the most costly disease for which we have no cure, no treatment, and no preventative. This Forum will focus on the patient – disease progression and brain changes accompanying cognitive decline; on the caregivers - stress, fatigue, and out-of-pocket costs; and on research – treatment and prevention successes and failures.

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Introduction to Alzheimer’s Disease, with Broad Stroke Assessment of Brain Changes and the Impact of Dementia in a Small Southern State - Arkansas
Sue Griffin, PhD, Program Director and Professor, Reynolds Institute on Aging, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and Research Scientist at the Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center at the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System

National Impact of Alzheimer’s and its Care
Susan Neyman, Executive Director, Alzheimer’s Association, Arkansas Chapter

The Importance of Community Actions and Statewide and Local Outreach to Patients, Caregivers, and Activists
Elise Sigler, President of Alzheimer’s Arkansas

Claudia Beverly, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor and Director of the Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence and of The Arkansas Aging Initiative at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Where We Are in Scientific Advances Toward Treatment and Prevention of Alzheimers
Steve Barger, PhD, Professor, Reynolds Institute on Aging, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and Research Scientist at the Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center at the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System

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