Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- Patients & Caregivers
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
The Pilot Club of Tallahassee, the Alzheimer’s Project, and Florida State University College of Medicine teamed up to conduct the 34th Annual Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Training Conference on Saturday, Feb. 9. The event was held at the FSU College of Medicine from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The conference brought together top educators, trainers, and other experts to discuss topics that are important to family caregivers and healthcare professionals. Respite care, including activities for those people living with dementia, will be provided at no charge. This year’s keynote speaker, Paul R. Katz, MD, CMD addressed the topic: “When Should a Person with Alzheimer’s Disease Go to a Nursing Home.” The presentation reviewed the available care options for persons with Alzheimer’s Disease, including the following: • Early stage in-home care by family and friends • Relief for family caregivers through private caregiving agencies • Relief for family caregivers through adult day care centers • Later stage options such as assisted living facilities, nursing homes and special dementia units within residential facilities Speakers at the conference also focused on Legal Issues, Improving Behavior and Communication, Spirituality, and a Research Update on Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia. Pilots and volunteers from Anchor Clubs and LaVerne Waddell Scholarship House participated.
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
- Calendar Listings (newspapers, radio, television)
- Press Release/Media Advisory
- Social Media
Other Publicity Methods:
Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?
Of the Dana Foundation publications/resources distributed at your event(s), if any, please indicate the three most popular. Please choose up to three. If "other," please indicate below:
- BAW Stickers
- BAW Pencils
- Brain-shaped Erasers
What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?
- New Fact Sheets
- New Puzzles/Games
Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?
- BAW Logos
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
BAW made us more aware of the special week, and creates a focus for our group. The benefits from the event are a more informed community. When the Alzheimer's event started 34 years ago, there was no education about the disease in our community. 34 years later, the Alzheimer's Conference continues to provide education to the community and especially caregivers and patients.
Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:
Did/do you like our Facebook page?
Was the information provided on Facebook useful?
Yes, was a wonderful reminder. No suggestions at this time.