Alzheimer's Foundation of America
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About Alzheimer's

AFA Expert Chat (#AFAExpertChat)

The Alzheimer's Foundation of America hosts a regularly-scheduled tweet chat with experts on various Alzheimer's-related topics. Join us on the second Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. (ET): #AFAExpertChat

Below are transcripts of recent chats:

  • September 9, 2014 - Licensed social workers from AFA's social services team discusses self-care for the caregiver. Read the Transcript
  • August 12, 2014 - Kristen Cribbs, MPH, QDCS, national care standards manager at the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, discusses the importance of dementia-specific training for care professionals. Read the Transcript
  • July 8, 2014 - #AFAExpertChat with @AlzRegistry - Jessica Langbaum, Ph.D., associate director of the Alzheimer's Prevention Initiative, which is led by Banner Alzheimer's Institute, Phoenix, Ariz., discusses Alzheimer's prevention research and clinical trials. Read the Transcript
  • April 8, 2014-Soo Borson, M.D., professor emerita of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, and a member of AFA's Medical and Scientific Advisory Board, discusses the importance of coordination of care in Alzheimer's disease and related illnesses. Read the Transcript
  • March 11, 2014-Jacobo Mintzer, M.D., executive director of the Clinical Biotechnology Research Institute at Roper St. Francis Healthcare, Charleston, S.C., and chairman of AFA's Medical and Scientific Advisory Board, discusses agitation associated with dementia. Read the Transcript
  • February 11, 2014-George Perry, Ph.D., neuroscientist, dean of the College of Sciences & biology professor at the University of Texas, San Antonio, and a member of AFA's Medical and Scientific Advisory Board, discusses why people fear Alzheimer's disease and the effects of oxidative stress on the brain. Read the Transcript

For more information, connect with the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s licensed social workers. Click here or call 866.232.8484. Real People. Real Care.