North St. Louis
Saturday, Nov. 15 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.
Christian Northeast Hospital
11133 Dunn Rd. | St. Louis, MO 63136
Tickets are $10 per person
*Some scholarships are available. Please call the Alzheimer’s Association at 800.272.3900 for more information.
We are thrilled to host Dr. Ann Steffen as the keynote speaker for this event. This program will have a special focus on the Baby Boom generation. As one of the largest cohorts of aging populations in history, the Baby Boomers present a unique challenge to the future of Alzheimer’s and dementia research and treatment. The number of those living with Alzheimer’s is expected to nearly triple to over 15 million by the year 2050. Following the speaker, there will be a special presentation with a caregiver focus emphasizing relationships among African American families that are affected by Alzheimer’s disease. Lunch will be provided.
Ann M. Steffen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology and Gerontology
Dr. Steffen is director of The Women’s Health & Aging research team at University of Missouri- St. Louis (UMSL); together they focus on developing and evaluating support services for older adults and informal care partners. Current grant funding for the “Sandwich Generation” research project allows her team to assist families and friends in managing caregiving and healthcare concerns. Resources from the Alzheimer’s Association are provided and shown being successfully used by families and friends of older adults. Dr. Steffen is a clinical supervisor at UMSL’s Community Psychological Service and also teaches undergraduate and graduate students in aging-related coursework. She has been an active volunteer for the St. Louis Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association for 20 years, serving on a variety of committees as well as on the chapter’s Board and Executive Committee.