Monday, October 15, 2012

University of Utah Hinckley Institute of Politics hosts cutting edge political forum about Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementia

On Thursday, October 18, starting promptly at 12:25 p.m., in Room 255, Orson Spencer Hall (OSH), Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementia will be the topic of the Hinckley Institute of Politics weekly forum.

Latinos and African-Americans are 1 and half to twos more likely to get Alzheimer's then the general white populations. Find out more- make plans to attend.

How do we implement the Utah State Plan with its 5 overarching goals, 18 specific recommendations and 99 ambitious strategies? The Forum features a panel, including Senator Karen Morgan and Dr. Norman Foster. Local and national leaders of the Alzheimer's Association will be present, including a national Alzheimer's Association policy leader from Washington DC, Matthew Baumgart. Manuel Romero, a former member of the Utah State Plan Task Force will moderate the panel. Questions form the audience will be addressed. Should Utah invest in an outpatient gero-psychiatric telehealth system? Should dementia care training for direct care workers be implemented? Should Utah initiate an endangered persons advisory (an Amber Alert system for disoriented seniors)? How do advocates engage legislators and others in a public-private partnership to implement an action plan for nearly 50,000 persons with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia and their family members? Please join us to become a part of the solution at this critical juncture.

Pay parking in the Student Union lot is suggested.  This is an open forum that will include attendance of University of Utah students. See you Thursday!

For more information contact  Nick Zullo, Director of Programs and Advocacy | Alzheimer's Association Utah Chapter | 801.433.8620 (mobile)

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