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“The Many Faces of Dementia”, Lunch Lecture
September 13, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
SEPTEMBER 13, 2016
Allegheny HYP Club & Harvard Club of Western PA Lunch Lecture
TOPIC: “The Many Faces of Dementia”
SPEAKER: Clay Jacobs, Vice President Programs and Services,
DATE/TIME: Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
COST: $20.00 Club Members & Students, $25.00 Non-Members
LUNCH: Hot Entrée, Dessert and Beverage will be served.
PLACE: Allegheny HYP Club Library – 3rd Floor
RSVP REQUIRED: Please contact Haley Joy at 412-281-5858 or by e-mail at:
events@AlleghenyHYPclub.com (space is limited)
An estimated 5.5 Million Americans are afflicted with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias. Incurable and unstoppable, there are no survivors of Alzheimer’s, which is the Sixth Leading Cause of Death in the USA. Unfortunately, Research funding does not yet properly address that the number of persons suffering Dementia will triple around 2050, reaching up to 16 Million Americans.
What are the basics regarding Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias? How do these diseases impact Pennsylvanians, both as Patients and Caregivers? Are there differences between ethnic, cultural, and other demographics? What is the latest on Research into Dementia? Where can Patients and Caregivers find help in facing the huge challenges of these diseases? Clay Jacobs, Vice President – Programs and Services, of the Greater PA Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association will lead a robust discussion into these questions and more.
Mr. Jacobs’ role at the Chapter includes strategy, implementation and accountability for all programs, services, grassroots public policy and outreach efforts. He has recently served on nationwide strategic planning, quality assurance, clinical research engagement & diversity/inclusion committees of the Alzheimer’s Association, as well as, the Pennsylvania Dept. of Aging’s Diversity & Inclusion Council and PSU-Hershey Medical School’s CERC Advisory Board. Prior to joining the Alzheimer’s Association, Mr. Jacobs worked for NHS Human Services, Inc. He is a graduate of West Chester University of Pennsylvania.