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The Alzheimer’s Association is pleased to announce its schedule of free live webinars. Offered at various times throughout the day, the topics range from general awareness to specific caregiving strategies. Webinars are recorded and available to those who are unable to attend.
Join us for a discussion with Dr. Raj Shah about the latest in Alzheimer’s research. We will learn about some of the many clinical studies that are being conducted to identify ways to reduce one’s risk for Alzheimer’s disease, to identify the causes of Alzheimer’s disease, and to find better treatments. Information will be shared on the importance of involvement in clinical studies, and how you can get involved.
Raj C. Shah, MD
Associate Professor, Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center-Chicago
Raj C. Shah, MD, is an associate professor of family medicine with the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center in Chicago, Illinois. He is board-certified in family medicine with a certificate of added qualification in geriatrics. He is a principal investigator for clinical trials in Alzheimer’s disease and other common age-related conditions. Dr. Shah oversees education, community engagement and recruitment efforts of the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center, especially in communities under-represented in aging research. He serves on the Rush Institutional Review Board and has served on various other research-focused committees at Rush.
When a person with dementia experiences agitation, the resulting behaviors can be difficult to manage. While medications can provide benefits, there are effective non-pharmacological strategies that can be employed. Geriatrician Margaret Baumann, M.D., will show us how making simple changes in how we relate to a person with dementia can make a world of difference in mitigating difficult behaviors.
Margaret M. Baumann, MD
Chief of Geriatric Medicine, Jesse Brown VA Medical Center
Margaret M. Baumann, MD, is a 1982 graduate of Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska. She completed her internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the West Side VA Medical Center (now the Jesse Brown VA). Dr. Baumann was a Fellow in Geriatric Medicine at Harvard University in Boston from 1986-1988. Following her clinical fellowship, she continued at Harvard as a Research Fellow. She is a diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine, and has added qualifications in Geriatric Medicine. In 1990, she returned to Chicago as the Chief of Geriatrics & Extended Care at the West Side VA Medical Center. In 1997, Dr. Baumann moved to Hines VA Hospital as the Associate Chief of Staff for Geriatrics and Extended Care. She returned to Jesse Brown VA in 2015, where she serves as the Chief of Geriatric Medicine, and the co-chair of the Dementia Committee.
Polypharmacy, or the use of multiple medications and supplements at the same time, is a special concern for people with dementia. Join us as we learn about balancing the benefits with the side-effects of medications commonly prescribed for people with dementia.
Demetra Antimisiaris, PharmD, CGP, FASCP
Associate Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology
Demetra Antimisiaris, PharmD, CGP, FASCP, is a graduate of the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy where she received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 1989. She then completed a clinical pharmacy residency in Geriatric Pharmacotherapy at the UCLA-WLA VA program. Dr. Antimisiaris is an Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology and leads the Frazier Polypharmacy and Medication Management Program at the University of Louisville, which is dedicated to education, research and outreach to help solve the problems associated with Polypharmacy. She authors continuing education for MDs, PharmDs, NPs, SWs and other interdisciplinary learners, serves on the editorial board of several peer reviewed journals, and is dedicated to pharmacology education.
Families caring for someone with dementia often deal with a host of unknowns. Planning ahead can help to reduce those unknowns. In this webinar, we will learn about proactive steps to take in legal and financial planning from an experienced elder law attorney.
Elder Law Attorney
Claire Lewis has more than 30 years of experience in the field of elder law. She was the first President of the Indiana Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. She was also a founder and first Chair of the Indiana State Bar Association’s Elder Law Section. Claire is the editor of the Laws of Aging and is a past recipient of the Indiana State Bar Association’s Law Related Education Award and its General and Solo Practice Hall of Fame Award.
Today, one in three seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia. Can anything be done to reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, or to delay its onset? Dr. Gregory Jicha, a board-certified neurologist, will share the latest research on the management of risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
Gregory A. Jicha, MD, PhD
Professor of Neurology, Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center,
Sanders-Brown Center on Aging
Gregory A. Jicha, MD, PhD is a Professor in the Department of Neurology and Sanders-Brown Center on Aging at the University of Kentucky (UK). Dr. Jicha serves on the Executive Committee and is the Director of the Clinical Core of the UK, NIA-funded Alzheimer’s disease Center. He also directs the Telemedicine Cognitive Clinic at UK, designed to reach out to rural populations across KY for both clinical and research-related activities in the area of AD and related disorders. Dr. Jicha holds the Robert T & Nyles Y McCowan Endowed Chair in Alzheimer’s Research at UK. His current research interests lie in the areas of mild cognitive impairment, clinic-pathological correlations in early preclinical disease states, and clinical trials of disease modifying therapies for AD. He is the principle investigator at UK for the National Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study Group and also serves on the Clinical Task Force and Steering Committee for the National Institute of Aging Alzheimer’s Disease Center Program.