NEW YORK, Jan. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA) announced the 2019 stops for its Educating America Tour, a multi-year program which brings information about Alzheimer's disease, brain health and dementia caregiving directly into communities. The tour visits states across the country to raise Alzheimer's awareness, promote early detection and provide information about Alzheimer's-related programs, support services and research.
Over 5 million Americans currently have Alzheimer's disease, and that number is expected to as much as triple by 2060.
"Information is an invaluable tool that everyone should have at their disposal," said Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr., AFA's President & CEO. "AFA's Educating America Tour travels the country to connect individuals with information and services. Whether you're a caregiver, have Alzheimer's or just want to be proactive about your brain health, there are services available to help. We invite you to come learn about them at these free events which are open to all."
Each tour stop features a free Alzheimer's educational conference where individuals learn from, and interact with, leading experts in the Alzheimer's field. Participants can learn about topics such as preventing cognitive decline and protecting brain health; caregiving; care planning; and Alzheimer's-related research and clinical trials. Free, confidential memory screenings, which are quick, easy wellness checkups designed to check cognitive ability, will also be offered at each event.
2019 tour dates:
- Las Vegas, NV: February 28th
- Tempe, AZ: March 12th
- Denver, CO: March 14th
- Nashville, TN: April 24th
- New York, NY: May 10th
- Portland, OR: June 11th
- Seattle, WA: June 13th
- Minneapolis, MN: June 25th
2019 tour dates in the following states will be announced:
- New Jersey
All events are free and open to everyone.
For more information about the Educating America Tour or to register to attend one of the free educational conferences, please visit AFA's website, www.alzfdn.org, or call AFA's National Toll-Free Helpline at 866-232-8484.
About Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA):
AFA is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide support, services and education to individuals, families and caregivers affected by Alzheimer's disease and related dementias nationwide, and fund research for better treatment and a cure. For more information about AFA, call 866-232-8484 or visit www.alzfdn.org.
SOURCE Alzheimer's Foundation of America