The Focus on Aging webinar series addresses important topics for public health and health care professionals, aging services organizations, the research community, and other stakeholders in aging. The series is a joint project of four of the federal agencies that support the health and wellness of older adults in the U.S.: the Administration for Community Living, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Health Resources and Services Administration, and the National Institute on Aging at the NIH. Each webinar includes information specific to individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia, as well as their caregivers.
The September 2020 edition of the webinar series focused on social isolation and loneliness and their effects on older adults’ health and well-being, particularly amid the unique challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. The webinar also addressed social isolation and loneliness in the context of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, emphasized the impact of health disparities, and provided information on potential interventions and mitigating technologies.
Please stay tuned for upcoming webinars at the following link: https://www.nia.nih.gov/focus-aging-federal-partners-webinar-series
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