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Alzheimer's Disease Center's Conference:
Dementia Care: Living for Today and Planning for Tomorrow
to be Webcast by WHYY


(Philadelphia, PA) The latest information on Alzheimer's Disease, which affects at least four million Americans, will be presented in a live WHYY webcast Friday, October 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. To access the webcast visit WHYY's Wider Horizons website at www.whyy.org/widerhorizons/


The webcast presents the first dementia care conference organized by The University of Pennsylvania's Alzheimer's Disease Center, "Dementia Care: Living for Today and Planning for Tomorrow." The conference is designed especially for individuals with dementia in the early stage and family members who care for someone at any stage. Most people with Alzheimer's Disease live at home and are cared for by family members.


Conference speakers are drawn from Philadelphia's nationally known leaders in aging and dementia care. They bring cutting edge information on dementia with a focus on day-to-day care and planning for the future. Topics include a research update, community and financial resources, making end-of-life care choices, understanding behavior and much more.


To bring this valuable information to a national and international audience the Alzheimer's Disease Center has partnered with WHYY's Wider Horizons to offer the live webcast of the conference. This exciting technology will allow audio of the conference proceedings, accompanied by website content, to be broadcast to an Internet audience. The live webcast will include a chat room enabling the Internet audience to participate in the conference by asking questions through a moderator. This is one in a series of interactive webcasts hosted by WHYY, the Philadelphia region's prime public broadcasting station, with its technology partner ULiveandLearn.


An added benefit is that the live webcast will be archived so that people around the world can view the conference at any time in the future.


The Conference is sponsored in part by generous grants from the National Institutes of Health/National Institute on Aging, John A. Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence, Nastech Pharmaceutical Company Inc., and the University of Pennsylvania Health System's Board of Women Visitors.


The webcast is made possible by a generous grant from the Novartis Foundation for Gerontology. More information is available at www.healthandage.com.


Pre-registration prior to the webcast is recommended to ensure your computer has the right settings to receive the webcast.


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