#ElderCareChat, a real-time forum for sharing experiences and expertise in eldercare, is back!
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And what better organization to relaunch this popular chat with founder @OurParents than the Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center (@Alzheimers_NIH)? Our guest panelist, Dr. Nina Silverberg, the National Institute on Aging’s Director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Centers Program, will offer insight on a very important topic: Alzheimer’s research.
More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s, a number estimated to grow to 14 million by 2050 unless we find ways to prevent and cure the disease. As one of the federal government’s National Institutes of Health and part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, The ADEAR Center at the National Institute on Aging (NIA) was created in 1990 to “compile, archive, and disseminate information concerning Alzheimer’s disease” for health professionals, people with Alzheimer’s and their families, and the public. The NIA conducts and supports research about health issues among older adults, and it is the primary federal agency for Alzheimer’s disease research.
Dr. Nina Silverberg manages and supports the efforts of 31 NIA-funded Centers at major medical institutions across the country; the Centers translate research advances into improved diagnosis, care and treatments for people with Alzheimer’s, as well as enhanced support for their caregivers.
In addition, Dr. Silverberg is a program officer overseeing dementia research portfolios covering: research ethics; cognitive, functional and behavioral assessment; clinical care; and technology. She strives to reduce health disparities, with the goal of ensuring that underrepresented populations receive access to research opportunities as well as research training. She is also a leader in NIA’s efforts to educate the public and health care providers about the importance of research participation.
OurParents.com and sister sites SeniorAdvisor.com and VeteranAid.org are proud to utilize the popular platform of #ElderCareChat (six years and running!) to present resources and updates on this vitally important topic. Learn more about Alzheimer’s signs and symptoms, treatments, and caregiver tips, and explore Alzheimer’s care referrals customized for your family’s current needs. Also, be sure to peruse past #ElderCareChat recaps here.