Alzheimer’s Foundation of America hosting 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 over 120,000 Wisconsinites live with Alzheimer’s, and loved ones often share their physical and mental stress.

“During the pandemic with stay at home orders and a lack of visitation, the emotional and physical stress for a caregiver was heightened,” said Charles Fuschillo, AFA president and CEO. “We want to ensure that they know the best tips and strategies, but also that they need to take care of themselves.”

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

To register for the free conference, click here.