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Alzheimer's Foundation of America Programs and Services

Care Connection


Daytime Call-In...
Presentations of Interest to Both Family Caregivers and Healthcare Professionals...
Monthly Sessions...
Training Credit for
Dementia Care Professionals of America

Connect... with guest speakers and other family and professional caregivers.

Care Connection is a free, teleconference designed for both family caregivers and professional caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer's disease and related illnesses. These teleconferences are a valuable mix of coaching, guest speakers, questions and answers--and sharing.

The sessions are held the second Thursday of each month from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. (ET).

During each monthly telephone session, experts provide presentations about dementia that are geared to both family caregivers and healthcare professionals, including medical, behavioral, practical, social and spiritual issues. Up to 100 family and professional caregivers from anywhere in the nation can call in to the live one-hour phone sessions. A member of AFA’s social work team facilitates each session and encourages call-in participants to pose questions to the experts as well as share their own experiences in a supportive environment. Participants can simply listen or contribute to the conversation during the interactive sessions. For information about specific speakers and topics, see below.

Attention professional caregivers: for those professionals qualified by AFA’s membership and training division, Dementia Care Professionals of America (DCPA), each session will count as one hour of training toward credits required to renew  your DCPA status.

Connecting is free and simple.  

On the second Thursday of each month at 1 p.m. (ET), call Care Connection's toll-free number and, when prompted, enter the designated guest identification number.

Call toll-free: 877-594-8353
Guest identification number: 46692951#


December 2014

December 11, 2014
Guest: Cynthia Epstein, LCSW, family counselor and clinical researcher, NYU Langone Medical Center of Excellence on Brain Aging, New York
Topic: "How Caregivers Can Facilitate a Successful Doctor's Visit"

January 2015

January 8, 2015
Guest: Hope Klein Levy, MA-Gerontology, founder, There's Always Hope, San Francisco, Calif.
Topic: "Better Your Brain Health"

February 2015

February 12, 2015
Guest: Kerry Burnight, PhD, CEO of Ageless Alliance: United Against Elder Abuse and Professor in Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology at the University of California at Irvine’s College of Medicine, Calif.
Topic: "Ask the Pharmacist: The Role of Medications for Dementia."

March 2015

March 12, 2015
Guest: Richard Ronald Finley, B.S. Pharm., R.Ph, CGP., Clinical Pharmacist and Professor, University of California, San Francisco, Memory and Aging Center.
Topic: "Abuse and Neglect: What All Caregivers Should Know"

April 2015

April 9, 2015
Guest: Jan Dougherty, MS, RN, FAAN., Family and Community Services Director at Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, Phoenix, AZ
Topic: "What Every Caregiver Needs to Know when Hospitalization Happens"

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