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Taking Heed of Alzheimer’s Disease: Recognizing and Responding to a Coming Crisis

July 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm EDT

Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias is a growing crisis. The number of Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease is growing quickly, with the number of people age 65 and older with Alzheimer’s expected to more than double by 2050.

Of the approximately 5.8 million people in the United States who have Alzheimer’s disease, two-thirds of them are women, and clear racial and ethnic disparities exist in both prevalence and incidence. Further, women have a 30% higher risk of dying from Alzheimer’s disease and men, and women disproportionately serve as Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers, which has implications for their work and home life and mental health.

Join the Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR), UsAgainstAlzheimer’s, and the National Alliance for Caregiving for a national webinar and congressional briefing to discuss Alzheimer’s disease and its disproportionate impact on women, and in particular women of color, as well as its health, social, and economic toll on both patients and caregivers. During this briefing, panelists will provide insight into why Alzheimer’s disease must remain at the forefront of federal research efforts, discuss Alzheimer’s disease’s effect on women as both patients and caregivers, and share how policy changes could affect outcomes.

*This event is widely attended and relevant to official duties.

Details

Date:
July 26
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm EDT
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Website:
https://swhr-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0xQBsqxGS527lyQTVkTIrQ

Organizer

SWHR

Panelists

Fawn A. Cothran, PhD, RN, GCNS-BC, FGSA
Hunt Research Director, National Alliance for Caregiving
Fawn A. Cothran, PhD, RN, GCNS-BC, FGSA
Hunt Research Director, National Alliance for Caregiving

Dr. Fawn Cothran is the Hunt Research Director at the National Alliance for Caregiving with 15+ years of experience in dementia family caregiving research and related activities. Dr. Cothran is a nurse scientist and a board-certified gerontological clinical nurse specialist. Dr. Cothran earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Howard University in Washington, D.C. She completed a Master of Science in Nursing with an emphasis in gerontological nursing and a Doctor of Philosophy, both from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She also completed a Claire M. Fagin Post-Doctoral Fellowship with the National Hartford Centers of Gerontological Nursing Excellence. She is a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America, a member of the National Black Nurses Association, and a Distinguished Educator in Gerontological Nursing Education.

Niles Godes, JD
Chief Government Relations and Policy Officer, UsAgainstAlzheimer's
Niles Godes, JD
Chief Government Relations and Policy Officer, UsAgainstAlzheimer's

Niles has nearly 30 years of experience shaping public policy in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining UsAgainstAlzheimer’s, he served as Senior Vice President of Congressional Affairs for LeadingAge, where he represented 6,000 not-for-profit members that provide health and housing services for older adults. Earlier in his career, Niles served as Democratic Staff Director of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee, and as Chief of Staff for Sen. Byron Dorgan of North Dakota.

Niles also spent more than a decade in the private sector representing not-for-profit organizations and companies of all sizes, from small trade associations to Fortune 500 companies.

SWHR’s Alzheimer’s Disease Program is supported by educational sponsorships from Eisai and Eli Lilly & Company. SWHR maintains editorial control and independence over educational content