The next #ElderCareChat will be held on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, from 1-2 pm ET, with guest panelist Jed A. Levine, executive vice president and director of programs at CaringKind, The Heart of Alzheimer’s Caregiving, formerly known as the Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter.
Via their Twitter account (@caringkindnyc), Levine will lead us in a discussion on the importance of support for Alzheimer’s family caregivers. Levine knows this subject well. In addition to serving on the staff of CaringKind since 1990, he is the author of numerous articles on Alzheimer’s and Alzheimer’s care, and is also the co-author of a chapter on Hospital Care for Persons with Dementia and co-author of a chapter on Disaster Preparedness for Persons with Dementia. He is the principal investigator for CaringKind’s Palliative Care for Advanced Dementia: Training and Implementation project.
Levine holds a master’s degree in Applied Human Development with a specialization in Gerontology and Community Recreation Services from Columbia University’s Teachers College. He has post-graduate training in group process from the Center for the Advancement of Group Studies, and is currently pursuing certification in a psychoanalytic training program at the Center for Human Development.
In addition, Levine was appointed by the governor to the New York State Coordinating Council for Services Related to Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias, serves on Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s Working Group on Aging, and was appointed by the Mayor to the Age-Friendly New York Commission at the New York Academy of Medicine.
OurParents.com and sister sites SeniorAdvisor.com and VeteranAid.org are proud to utilize the popular platform of #ElderCareChat to present resources and updates on topics of importance. Learn more about the importance of support for Alzheimer’s caregivers and ways to help those with dementia. Also, be sure to peruse past #ElderCareChat recaps here.