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Press Release: Aging & In-Home Services of Northeast Indiana to Host Second Annual Dementia Summit

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 6, 2024


CONTACT:

Megan Clouse, AIHS

260-579-5890


Fort Wayne, IN. – Aging & In-Home Services of Northeast Indiana, Inc. (AIHS) will host its Second Annual Dementia Stakeholder Summit on Wednesday, May 22nd at the Parkview Mirro Center. The event will provide an opportunity for education and networking as AIHS shares ways to improve health outcomes for persons with dementia and how to reduce caregiver burden.


This event is targeted for: healthcare/service providers who work with older adults, individuals with disabilities and family caregivers – specifically for those who interact with persons with dementia; students in a healthcare field; interested business and/or civic leaders and family caregivers.


Joining AIHS are special guest speakers Amy Yeager, LMSW, of Kansas University and professionals from Oaknoll Retirement Residence in Iowa City. Yeager will provide a presentation on “Being Proactive,” a program which focuses on the advancement of early detection and intervention for dementia for individuals from higher risk populations. Oaknoll will conduct a Dementia LIVE training offering participants a glimpse into the life of someone living with cognitive impairment, sensory changes and dementia.


A limited number of sponsorships are available. Contact Todd Hunnicutt, Family Caregiver Program Manager for more information: THunnicutt@agingihs.org


There is no cost to attend this event.* Donations in lieu of fees will be accepted at the event.


Registration is required. For more information and to register, please visit https://www.agingihs.org/event-details/2nd-annual-dementia-stakeholder-summit


*The event is sponsored by AIHS via the Alzheimer’s Disease Program Initiative (ADPI) grant funded by the Administration for Community Living.


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Aging & In-Home Services of Northeast Indiana, Inc. (AIHS), a federal and state designated Area Agency on Aging (AAA) and Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC), is a non-profit community-based organization with a mission to promote dignity, independence, and advocacy for older adults, persons with disabilities and their caregivers. AIHS has gained national recognition as a community leader transforming the traditional social services model into an integrated care model which bridges health care, behavioral health and community services to better serve vulnerable, at-risk populations.

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