Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- Patients & Caregivers
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
The 31st Annual Alzheimer’s Education Conference wa a opportunity for the entire community to learn more about Alzheimer’s disease and any updates. Professional and caregiver break out sessions are available, and there is no cost for the event, unless seeking CEU/CMEs. The schedule: Music Therapy and Dementia (opening session), Music Therapy and Dementia (breakout session), Home Safety Strategies, Ageless Grace, Herbals and Supplements for the Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease, Swallowing Difficulties and Dementia, Managing Adverse Behaviors, Alzheimer’s Research Update, Closing Panel. 19 CEU certificates were awarded, 9 respite, 23 volunteers, 5 Pilot Club volunteers, 11 LaVerne Weddle Pilot Scholarship House volunteers
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
- Calendar Listings (newspapers, radio, television)
- Social Media
Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?
Of the Dana Foundation publications/resources distributed at your event(s), if any, please indicate the three most popular. Please choose up to three. If "other," please indicate below:
- BAW Pencils and Erasers
What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?
- Fact Sheets
Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?
- BAW Logos
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
BAW made us more aware of the special week, and created a focus for us. The benefits from the event are a more informed community. When the Alzheimer’s event started 31 years ago, there was no education about the disease in our community. 31 years later, the Alzheimer’s Conference continues to provide education to the community and especially caregivers and patients.
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