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Virtual symposium Nov. 3 to focus on caregiving and Alzheimer’s disease

Free half-day event will discuss research, wellness and resources for caregivers


The Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) is hosting a virtual conference for caregivers on Wednesday, Nov. 3, from 9:30 a.m. to noon PT. The free event features physicians and health experts from ADRC, the UC Davis Healthy Aging Initiative, Del Oro Caregiver Resource Center and the UC Davis Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

“Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias affect both the person with the disease and the family and friends who support them,” said Heather M. Young, professor and dean emerita for the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. “This half-day workshop is intended to provide caregivers with information and resources to help them navigate this complex journey,” Young said.  

Young will be presenting the keynote address, “Family Caregivers Make a World of Difference.”

Attendees will hear from additional experts on aging and caregiving and have opportunities to ask questions of the presenters. David Johnson, an associate professor of neurology, will welcome the group of presenters. 

  • Oanh Meyer, an associate professor of neurology, and Fawn Cothran, an assistant professor in the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, will discuss caregiver initiatives at ADRC. 
  • Michelle Nevins, the executive director of the Del Oro Caregiver Resource Center, will talk about caregiving. 
  • Theresa Pak, a relationship-based culture and wellness strategist and nurse manager, will discuss the power of practicing gratitude. 

The free event will be conducted virtually via Zoom. To sign up, link to the Eventbrite page.  

The UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Center
The UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Center is one of only 33 research centers designated by the National Institute on Aging. With locations in Sacramento and Walnut Creek, the center is focused on translating research findings into better tools to diagnose dementia and treatment for patients while focusing on the long-term goal of finding a way to prevent or cure Alzheimer's disease. Also funded by the state of California, the center allows researchers to study the effects of the disease on a uniquely diverse population. For more information, visit ucdavis.edu/alzheimers/.