Alzheimer’s is a frightening degenerate disease of the brain that strikes the elderly, but it’s not exclusive to seniors. Early onset Alzheimer’s disease can affect those much younger. Many consider it the worst form of dementia since it affects memory and other cognitive functions. What’s troubling about this disease is the effects are progressive. Current numbers estimate more than 5 million Americans are suffering from Alzheimer’s, with the vast majority older than 65.
Is there positive news and findings in the research of this disease? Yes, and Benevilla is excited to bring the latest in dementia research updates to you at their third Caregiver Connect Event of 2019 which will be held Friday, November 15th at Bellevue Heights Church in Sun City. It takes place from 8:00AM to 1:00PM. Bellevue Heights Church is located at 9440 W. Hutton Dr., Sun City, AZ, 85351.
The Benevilla Caregiver Connect Events are an annual series of 3 events providing family caregivers with resources and education to help them on their caregiving journey. This is the fourth year Benevilla has hosted these free events for the community.
The November 15th event features keynote speaker Brian Browne, President of Dementia Care Education. His presentation is titled “ Aging in America: Taking Care of an Older Population.” Mr. Browne is an expert in dementia care education and training with more than 20 years of experience in Alzheimer’s and dementia research, healthy aging and cultural competency.
Mr. Browne is a career and technical education advisor for two area school districts and serves on the leadership councils of both the Arizona Alzheimer’s Consortium and the Alzheimer’s Association. In addition, he serves on the boards of the Arizona Foundation for Eye Health and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
There will also be two additional presentations. Janice Greeno, Outreach Manager from Banner Sun Health Research Institute, will speak on changing the way people think, act and talk about dementia in her presentation “Dementia Friends.” Dr. David Shprecher, DO, MS, the Movement Disorders Program Director from Banner Sun Health Research Institute will present “ Making Strides Against Parkinson’s – Research Matters.”