Millions of American women are personally touched every day by Alzheimer’s disease and in many ways, Alzheimer’s disease is predominately a “women’s disease.” According to a recent Alzheimer’s Association report, nearly two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer’s are women and most people who are caring for loved ones at home with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia are women. This presentation will discuss the unique ways that Alzheimer’s and other dementia’s affect women and how women can adopt lifestyle choices to decrease their risk and promote their wellbeing.
Anne Ellett is a certified nurse practitioner specializing in innovative care environments for people living with dementia. For over 10 years, she held the position of Senior Vice President of Health Services with Silverado Senior Living and was awarded the national award for dementia care by the Center for Excellence in Assisted Living (CEAL) for her program to reduce the use of psychoactive medications. In addition, she has been nominated to the U.S. Congressional Advisory Committee on Elder Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation
In 2011, Anne opened her consulting company, Memory Care Support, LLC which works with senior living and long-term care communities across the country to develop person-centered practices. Recent projects include developing the Best Life Approach for the Green House Project and the LEAP memory care training program. In addition, Ms. Ellett is a national speaker on culture change and how misperceptions about people living with dementia perpetuate institutions locked into outdated care practices.