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MEDIA ADVISORY 3/8 AALI Announces 2012 Alzheimer's Disease Education Conference & Expo

Keynote Speech Includes First Look at New Documentary Detailing Singer Glen Campbell’s Battle with the Disease

 
PRLog - Mar. 5, 2012 - PATCHOGUE, N.Y. -- Who:               Mary Ann Malack-Ragona, Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer, Alzheimer’s Association Long Island
                       Ellen Tolle, RN, MPS, Instructor, Alzheimer’s Association Long Island
                       Members of AALI’s Legal Advisory Committee
                       Laura Savini, Keynote Speaker, Alzheimer’s Disease Education Conference & Expo

What:             Alzheimer’s Association Long Island presents its annual Alzheimer’s Disease Education Conference and Expo. This year’s Expo will feature breakout sessions, including a caregiver discussion panel facilitated by AALI Instructor Ellen Tolle, RN, MPS, who will encourage caregivers to discuss the challenges and experiences they encountered when caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease and a session on “Protecting the Family Home from Long-Term Care Expenses” presented by members of the AALI Legal Advisory Committee.
                       This year’s keynote speaker will be Laura Savini, Host/Producer, WLIW-TV and Public Broadcasting Services and President, Untamed Hair Productions. Her presentation, “From Long Island to Malibu: The Far Reach of Alzheimer’s in One Family,” includes a video of Glen Campbell, who recently went public with his diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. Those in attendance will have the opportunity to see clips of the documentary telling the story of singer Glen Campbell’s battle with the disease. Mr. Campbell was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in December 2010.
                       There are 5.4 million people in the U.S. who are afflicted with Alzheimer’s. Of that number, 60,000 live here on Long Island. In the coming years, the Association expects to see a drastic increase in these numbers if a cure is not found. Currently, one in eight people over the age of 65 have Alzheimer’s disease.

When:             Thursday, March 8
                       8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Where:           Melville Marriott Long Island
                       1350 Walt Whitman Road
                       Melville, NY

Directions:      LIE to Exit 49N (Route 110) toward Huntington. Take ramp right for North Service Road toward Huntington. After 1.2 miles, turn right onto Old Walt Whitman Road. Go one-fifth of a mile. Hotel is on the right.

Photo Ops:     Ms. Malack-Ragona making her opening remarks. Ms. Malack-Ragona being joined by Ms. Savini. Ms. Tolle talking to caregivers. Members of the AALI Legal Advisory Committee speaking to attendees.

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About Alzheimer’s Association

The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s. For more information, visit www.alz.org.

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