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Alzheimer's Disease, Prevalence of Wandering, & Wandering Prevention

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The mission of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA), a national nonprofit organization, is to provide optimal care and services to individuals confronting dementia, and to their caregivers and families – through member organizations dedicated to improving quality of life. Through a strategic partnership, AFA and Project Lifesaver collaborate on various projects to raise awareness and educate the public, family caregivers and professionals, including law enforcement, about dementia and the risk of wandering. Eric J. Hall is the president and founding chief executive officer of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA), a nonprofit organization headquartered in New York City that unites more than 1,400 member organizations nationwide. Mr. Hall spearheaded the development of AFA to improve the quality of care for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, and their families; toward that goal, he has initiated major national initiatives related to early detection, training of healthcare professionals and standards for dementia care settings. A sought-after presenter and motivational speaker, Mr. Hall has keynoted regional and national conferences on Alzheimer’s disease and care issues, sits on leading advisory councils, and has been interviewed countless times by national and local media. Mr. Hall also sits on the Board of Trustees of Project Lifesaver International. Information in this segment will include: Info on Alzheimer’s disease, services the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America provides to families and caregivers, a discussion on wandering, wandering prevention, and how Project Lifesaver and the Alzheimer's Foundation of America work together to help those with Alzheimer's disease and their families.