By Carol Zernial
WellMed Charitable Foundation
The WellMed Charitable Foundation is proud to sponsor the third Alzheimer’s Disease-Related Dementias Summit hosted by The National Institutes of Health (NIH) on March 14-15, 2019 in Bethesda, Maryland. This year’s summit will build off of the past two summits (2013 and 2016) along with the National Alzheimer’s Project Act (NAPA)/National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease. The main goal of the summit is to effectively cover and understand the wide scope of dementia, whether it be filling in gaps or discovering new ways to fight the neurodegenerative disease. From researchers to non-profit partners to NIH, the 2019 Summit will address and continue to make strides towards achieving the National Plan’s research goal to treat and prevent Alzheimer’s by 2025.
The WellMed Charitable Foundation’s Stress-busting Program serves the family caregivers of persons living with Alzheimer’s and related dementias in 16 states. It is an evidence-based stress self–management program that is proven to reduce stress, anxiety and anger while improving quality of life.
Because Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States and almost six million Americans are currently diagnosed with dementia, , the WellMed Charitable Foundation is proud to offer services to support family caregivers and to recognize research that can lead to a treatment and someday a cure.