With Veterans Day approaching, two experts from Department of Veterans Affairs will join UsAgainstAlzheimer’s Nov. 8, at 4:00 p.m. EST to discuss Veterans and Alzheimer’s and examine the current findings and what the future may hold.
Dr. Tom Edes who oversees Geriatrics and Extended Care Services for VA Clinical Operations will discuss how VA is addressing this looming crisis and some of the resources that VA offers to Veterans who are facing this disease.
Dr. Alex Chiu who leads VA’s portfolio of Alzheimer’s disease research will discuss current and recent VA research into Alzheimer’s as it affects our nation’s Veterans.
Research has linked head injury and a variety of mental health conditions to a higher risk of Alzheimer’s and dementia. Given Veterans’ exposure to traumatic brain injury, PTSD, blast-induced neurotrauma, successive concussion syndrome and depression is more likely than that of the general population. About 50 percent of our Veterans age 65 or older face an even greater risk of Alzheimer’s.
Register today, to join the discussion Nov. 8.
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