Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Dementia as a Public Health Issue: A New Look at Cardiovascular Risk Factors, Depression, and Caregiving

FY16 Advocacy Public Health News HeaderDementia as a Public Health Issue: A New Look at Cardiovascular Risk Factors, Depression, and Caregiving

Dementia-publichealth-webinar-buttonWhat’s the connection between cardiovascular disease, depression, and cognitive decline? How does caregiving for a person with dementia under the age of 65 (younger-onset dementia) differ from caring for an older person with dementia? Join us on Thursday, August 11, from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT for a webinar featuring new information on these topics. After an initial presentation of study methods and findings, the webinar will engage participants in exploring the public health implications. Please register in advance (and input meeting number: 749 119 289). 
The webinar presenters are the recipients of Alzheimer’s Association scholarships, which were awarded as part of the Healthy Brain Initiative with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The scholarships for public health graduate students in support of work related to cognitive health, dementia, and caregiving as public health issues were awarded to: 
  • Nicole Armstrong, doctoral candidate in the Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, who examined whether depressive symptoms potentially mediate the association between cardiovascular risk factors and cognitive decline; and 
  • Elvira Jimenez, doctoral candidate at the University of California-Los Angeles, who studied the unique experiences and challenges faced by caregivers of people with younger-onset dementia.
Join us to learn about their findings and how they might inform public health programs. Public health professionals working in chronic diseases, healthy aging, health care quality, mental health, workforce competencies, and community-clinic partnerships may find their analyses to be particularly relevant.
Be sure to register online (meeting number: 749 119 289), mark your calendars, and forward this message to any interested colleagues.
The Alzheimer’s Public Health E-News is supported by Cooperative Agreement #NU58DP006115-01 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the Alzheimer’s Association and do not necessarily represent the official views of the CDC.

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