"Help and Hope in Alzheimer's Science and Care"
Elizabeth Edgerly, Ph.D.
Chief Program Officer of the Alzheimer's Association, Northern California & Northern Nevada
Wednesday, December 11th 2013
Palo Alto University
1791 Arastradero Road,
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Alzheimer's Dementia is the only cause of death among the top 10 in America without a way to prevent, cure it or even slow its progression. Today, over 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's Disease and by 2050, up to 16 million will have the disease (Alzheimer's Association, 2013 Fact Sheet). These statistics illustrate the need for neuropsychologists to be at the forefront in the diagnosis and care of this devastating condition. Physicians and the general public are increasingly turning to neuropsychologists to take the lead in managing this illness.
NCNF invites you to hear from Dr. Elizabeth Edgerly, the Chief Program Officer for the Alzheimer's Association, on the latest research findings and the implications of those findings on the clinical diagnosis and care of individuals with Alzheimer's.
At the end of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
(1) describe the "cascade hypothesis" of Alzheimer's and its implications for breakthroughs in research,
(2) compare lifestyle factors that influence the risks of dementia, and
(3) discuss current experimental drug studies.
Elizabeth Edgerly, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and serves as Chief Program Officer of the Alzheimer’s Association, Northern California & Northern Nevada. Dr. Edgerly joined the Alzheimer’s Association in 1995 and oversees all chapter programs for persons with dementia, their families and professionals. She is an active presenter and spokesperson for the Alzheimer's Association and has appeared on television, radio and in numerous national and local publications, speaking on topics related to brain health, caregiving and Alzheimer’s. She serves on numerous national and local advisory councils, including the Center for Disease Control’s 2013 Healthy Brain Initiative, the California Department of Public Health’s Partnership to Improve Dementia Care and Reduce Inappropriate Use of Antipsychotic Medication, the San Francisco Department of Aging’s Strategy for Dementia Excellence and the new Brain Health Center at California Pacific Medical Center. Dr. Edgerly staffs the chapter’s Medical Scientific Advisory Council and co-created the Alzheimer’s Association annual awards for excellence in Alzheimer’s science that have honored 80 young researchers in Northern California since 2002. In May 2013, Dr. Edgerly was named Woman of the Year by the Women Health Care Executives of the San Francisco Bay Area for her work to improve quality of life for those with Alzheimer’s and their families.
NCNF is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NCNF maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Approved for 2 hours of CE and QME (CA Worker's Comp) credit.
Questions regarding special accommodations: Eric Freitag Psy.D, NCNF President at (925) 988-0569 or NCNFpresident@gmail.com
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· Nonmember: $65 Pre-register online $50
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A 50% refund is possible for written cancellation requests sent via email to NCNFsecretary@gmail.com
by 11/4/2013. Refunds will not be issued for cancellations requested after 11/4/2013.
Thanks and we look forward to seeing you there!