Approximately 5% of all persons with Alzheimer’s disease begin experiencing symptoms before age 65. This does not include the thousands of individuals who suffer with other types of young onset dementias, including vascular, Lewy Body, frontotemporal and more. This interactive virtual program will help health and mental health professionals better understand:
- Signs of young onset dementias
- Challenges patients and families face
- How they can help improve quality of life for those diagnosed and their family caregivers
This content is appropriate for beginning levels as it addresses types of dementia that can develop at a younger age. It builds upon the beginning levels by exploring challenges faces and discusses strategies and resources to be used for those in this population and their support system.
Date of original program: 5/6/2021
Jennifer L. FitzPatrick, MSW, LCSW-C, CSP, Jenerations Health Education
Jennifer L. FitzPatrick, MSW, LCSW-C, CSP is the founder of Jenerations Health Education, Inc., a full service healthcare education organization. With over 20+ years experience in healthcare, Jennifer is also a gerontology instructor at Johns Hopkins University’s Certificate on Aging program. Her mission is to help healthcare organizations and professionals grow while empowering patients and their caregivers.
Jennifer appears frequently in the media and has been featured on ABC, CBS, NBC, Univision, Sirius XM and in Fast Company, Reader’s Digest, Forbes, U.S. News & World Report, The Huffington Post and many more. A member of the National Speakers Association, she is one of less than 800 Certified Speaking Professionals (CSP) worldwide. Her first book, Cruising Through Caregiving: Reducing The Stress of Caring For Your Loved One helps family caregivers and is also a resource for healthcare professionals who want to set better boundaries with patients.
Jennifer is primarily a keynote speaker at national conferences but also offers private programs to corporations, government and non-profit organizations For more information on keynote speaking, please click here.
When she’s not speaking and writing, Jennifer loves boating with her husband Sean. In nautical circles her claim to fame is being the Chesapeake Bay’s least talented first mate. Having grown up in the Philadelphia area, her secret talent is parallel parking.