By Varshini Chellapilla
Today, according to the Alzheimer’s Association, more than 5 million Americans live with Alzheimer’s disease. Approximately 15 million Americans are providing care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease.
How is your future and the future of your loved ones affected by Alzheimer’s disease? What can we do to help those living with dementia and the caregivers providing assistance for them?
On Oct. 28, in collaboration with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority’s Omega Omega chapter, the Penn Memory Center hosted a panel titled “Memory and the Aging Brain.” Sharnita Midgett, a clinical research and outreach coordinator at PMC, and Felicia Greenfield, executive director of PMC, served as panelists, covering a wide range of topics – from the maintenance of healthy brain aging to participation in research programs.
“For me, it is important to share all I’ve learned and continue to learn about Alzheimer’s disease with others who are caring for a loved one,” Midgett said.