Webinar on The Difference Between Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease – June 18

For the third consecutive year, the departments of Recreational Services and Employee Wellness have come together to sponsor The Longest Day® at Kent State, in conjunction with the Alzheimer's Association.

Objectives of the Longest Day are many ranging from awareness of the various forms of dementia to emotional support for those fighting the disease and for those who love and care for them.

With a week-long series of events, we have included a one-hour webinar on Differentiating Dementias.  Dementia is not a specific disease, but rather a group of conditions characterized by impairment of two brain functions, such as memory loss and judgment. The four most common causes of primary dementia are Alzheimer’s disease, frontotemporal dementia, vascular dementia and dementia with Lewy bodies.

Our presenter for this session will be Kelsey Loushin, LICDC. Kelsey will walk participants through defining different types of dementia, current interventions, and community resources to support caregivers and those in need of care.

This program is open to ALL full- and part-time employees. For full-time employees participating in the Wellness Your Way program, this session is worth 10 Tier Two "Employee Wellness Sponsored Lunch & Learns, Workshops or Webinars" points.

The webinar will take place on June 18, from 9 - 10 a.m. Click here to register

To see the full week of activities planned leading up to the summer solstice on June 20, visit our Longest Day resource page here. Registration links are available for each event you choose to participate in.  For questions, please contact the Employee Wellness Office at 330-672-7505, or wellness@kent.edu

POSTED: Monday, June 15, 2020 - 3:45pm
UPDATED: Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 7:02am