Uptown Interagency Council on Aging

Thur. Mar. 14th-Hope and Hype in Alzheimer’s Research -A Brave New World! (1 CEU)

March 14, 2024 9:15 am

Location: Zoom

The past two years have brought the first two disease modifying drugs to market in 18 years! With excitement and renewed hope come the realities and limitations of access, cost, and treatment criteria.

This presentation will provide an overview of Alzheimer’s drug development to date, what it means for individuals living with the disease and their families, and what’s new on the horizon in drug development, risk-reduction, and models of care and support.

In honor of Social Work Month One (1) Continuing Education Credit (CEU) is available to New York State Social Workers. CEU credits will be processed by CaringKind, and are being supported by a generous gift from 305 West End Assisted Living.

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Jed A. Levine

Jed A. Levine is President Emeritus, Director, External Relations at Caring Kind, The Heart of Alzheimer’s Caregiving, formerly known as the Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter, where he has been on staff since 1990. Mr. Levine was most recently President and CEO, and formerly the Executive Vice President and Director of Programs. He is the author of numerous articles on Alzheimer’s and Alzheimer’s care and the co-author of a chapter on Hospital Care for Persons with Dementia, and co-author of a chapter on Disaster Preparedness for Persons with Dementia. At CaringKind Mr. Levine created a successful model of community outreach and service provision to a wide spectrum of diverse groups including the African American, Latinx, Chinese/Asian, LGBT and Orthodox Jewish communities across the five boroughs. He also pioneered and co-led one of the the first early-stage support groups in New York, which led to the creation of the Weinberg Early-Stage Center at CaringKInd, a multi-program and service center for those living with early-stage dementia. Mr. Levine holds a master’s degree in Applied Human Development with a specialization in Gerontology and Community Recreation Services from Columbia University’s Teachers College. He has post-graduate training in group process from the Center for the Advancement of Group Studies and is pursuing Certification in a psychoanalytic training program at the Center for Human Development. He has taught at Columbia Mailman School of Public Health and Hunter College, School of the Health Professions. He was appointed by the Governor to the New York State Coordinating Council for Services Related to Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias, serves on Senator Gillibrand’ s Working Group on Aging and was appointed by Mayor DeBlasio to the Age-Friendly New York Commission at the New York Academy of Medicine. In 2019 and 2020 Mr. Levine was recognized as a leader in City & State’s Top 50 and Top 100 Health Power list. He was the principal investigator for CaringKind’s Palliative Care for Advanced Dementia: Training and Implementation project. Mr. Levine serves on the Community Advisory Board for the NYU Langone Vaccine Center COVID-19 Trials, and NYU Langone’s BOLD Public Health Center of Excellence (PHCOE) on Early Dementia Detection Advisory Council, among other notable community and professional advisory boards. He serves as the Senior Advisor to CaringKind’s (Memory Advocate Peers) MAP project, providing newly diagnosed individuals and their support partners with former care partners, who are trained volunteer mentors. In 2022 Mr. Levine joined the New York State’s Master Plan on Aging Coalition and has been appointed to the Informal and Formal Caregiver Subcommittees and the Long Term Supports and Services Committee Mr. Levine has presented nationally and internationally on caregiving and dementia care including a five-week lecture tour in the Republic of South Africa, the Japan-US Conference on Dementia Strategy in Tokyo, Japan, and Promoting Health in Haiti’s Annual Conference for Healthcare Professionals, Port au Prince, Haiti, and in Shenzhen China.