Virtual conference

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America is hosting a free virtual conference for Wisconsin residents

(WKBT) – A leading resource on Alzheimer’s education wants to share its knowledge with Wisconsin residents.

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America is hosting a free virtual conference on August 24 for people in Wisconsin affected by the disease.

The conference runs from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and is designed to help families and caregivers learn about support systems to help them create a safe home for those with the disease.

The AFA president says more than 120,000 Wisconsin residents live with Alzheimer’s disease, and loved ones often share in their physical and mental stress.

“During the pandemic with stay-at-home orders and lack of visitation, the emotional and physical stress on a caregiver has been heightened,” said Charles Fuschillo, AFA President and CEO. “We want to make sure they know the best tips and strategies, but also that they need to take care of themselves.”

Neurology experts will lead the conference and former Governor Martin Schreiber will share his perspective as a caregiver for his wife, who has lived with the disease.

To register for the free conference, Click here.