One of the goals of the KU Alzheimer's Disease Center is to provide educational programming for the general public and academic community through educational events. Learn more about our efforts to advance the understanding, preventions and treatment of Alzheimer's disease. Click here to see all of our upcoming events.
Americans are living longer, and the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease increases with age. Age-related cognitive changes occur naturally as well, so strategies to improve and maintain brain health are critically important. Learn more
To provide information to the community on the latest recommendations for lifestyle factors and other means to improve and maintain brain health as we age, the KU Alzheimer's Disease Center partners with Johnson County Community College Health and Human Services to host an annual Healthy Aging Symposium at Johnson County Community College.
Continuing education credit is available for registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, social workers, counselors, registered dietitians, physicians, adult care home administrators, physical therapists, and occupational therapists.
For more information, contact Penny Shaffer, RN, MA, program director for Johnson County Community College Health and Human Services, at 913-469-3140, or go to www.jccc.edu/hhs.
The KU ADC is committed to supporting programs that communicate the latest research on treatment and prevention of AD.
Fall/Winter Research Colloquium
The Fall/Winter Colloquium is our annual event designed to showcase our Pilot Project Program awardees. We also feature a prominent key note speaker to provide the latest perspectives on research and treatment. This meeting is open to all but geared toward researchers and those interested in the science behind the care. See the Events Calendar or the announcement for this year's event.
Aging, Health and Dementia Seminar Series
The KU ADC has joined forces with the Landon Center on Aging and the Central Plains Geriatric Education Center to create a seminar series that focuses on evidence-based practice. The series will present a wide range of topics. For the latest schedule check out our Events Calendar or visit the Geriatic Education Center website.
The KU Alzheimer's Disease Center (ADC) co-sponsors an Annual Appreciation Breakfast with KU Endowment to show our appreciation for the support and generosity of our volunteers and donors. Learn more
This two-hour event features a catered breakfast served by the KU ADC staff as well as presentations by the KU ADC researchers.
The work of our ADC would not be possible without the generosity of time and spirit as well as generous financial support of our research study participants, KU ADC Ambassadors, and donors, so the presentations highlight the innumerable ways this support has made a difference in our understanding of Alzheimer's disease and brain aging and has helped us in our fight to end Alzheimer's disease.