National Alzheimer’s Summit Convened in Washington DC

National leaders, stakeholders and advocates came together earlier in the week at the National Alzheimer’s Summit. Convened by USAgainstAlzheimer’s, the Alzheimer’s Summit brings together  “doers” to share ideas, outline solutions and spark collaborations that will make a difference in the lives of the millions of families, and communities, impacted by dementia. The Summit focused on critical trends shaping the Alzheimer’s movement, including the mobilization of young people, patient-centered research and drug development, and impact on racial and ethnic disparities.
 
A highlight of the conference was a panel on intergenerational caregiving, which included a spotlight on the work of  Youth Movement Against Alzheimer’s, a DFA National Council member, and Puzzles to Remember. Youth Movement Against Alzheimer’s works with colleges and high schools around the country while Puzzles to Remember has provided more than 33,000 age-appropriate jigsaw puzzles to nursing homes around the country. Puzzles to Remember was represented at the summit by its Associate Director, Hailey Richman, a fifth grader inspired by her grandmother’s dementia.