Free Alzheimer’s & Caregiving Educational Conference on February 21

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is hosting a free Alzheimer’s & Caregiving Educational Conference on February 21, from 10 am to 1 pm at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Columbia Greystone (200 Stoneridge Drive, Columbia). The event marks the beginning of AFA’s 2024 national Educating America Tour. Open to everyone, the conference provides an opportunity to learn from experts in Alzheimer’s disease, brain health, and caregiving. To register, visit

Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr., AFA’s President & CEO, emphasized the power of knowledge in navigating the challenges of caring for someone with Alzheimer’s. The conference aims to connect families with practical information and support, benefiting both current situations and future preparedness.

Conference Sessions Include:

  1. An Overview of Alzheimer’s Disease: Dr. Nishanth Kodumuri will cover warning signs, prevention, treatments, and lifestyle approaches to managing Alzheimer’s.

  2. How Elder Law Protects You: Thomas Hughes, J.D., will discuss the distinctions between elder law and estate planning, emphasizing the legal documents needed for health, legal, and financial wishes.

  3. The Traumatic Impact of Alzheimer’s Disease from the Socio-Ecological Systems Model: Dr. Shawna Kirby explores how Alzheimer’s affects various societal aspects, including healthcare providers, insurance companies, first responders, and the economy.

Free Memory Screenings: The conference will offer free, confidential memory screenings throughout the day.

For those unable to attend, immediate questions about Alzheimer’s disease can be addressed by connecting with licensed social workers through AFA’s National Toll-Free Helpline at 866-232-8484, texting 646-586-5283, or web chatting at

Don’t miss this opportunity to gain valuable insights and support related to Alzheimer’s and caregiving. To register or obtain more information, visit