Join us for an afternoon of learning all about the latest research on Alzheimer's and dementia. We are in an exciting and rapidly changing time in Alzheimer's research, and advancements are happening! This program will offer an overview of Alzheimer’s disease science and the latest advances in research to find a prevention, treatment, and a cure. It will also provide updates on diagnostics and how to get involved in research. The novel disease-modifying treatments and new diagnostic tools you hear about in the news will be discussed, with a chance for Q&A.
This program is designed for anyone interested in learning more about Alzheimer's/dementia research. Although you are welcome to bring the person you care for, this program is not designed to be engaging for folks living with Alzheimer's/dementia.
Kelly Osthoff, M.A. - Senior Director of Programs: Kelly has 15 years of experience working in program delivery and assessment, donor relations, organizational advancement, and leadership coaching. She has been a life-long volunteer with Meals on Wheels and advocate for older adults who had the pleasure of growing up in an intergenerational household. She has studied Celtic and Gaelic religion and history at the University of Glasgow in Scotland, has earned a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Denver, a master's degree in Education from the University of Northern Colorado, a post-graduate certificate in gerontology from the University of Northern Colorado, and is currently pursuing a PhD in gerontology with a research focus on dementia caregiving in multi-generational families from the Lutheran Concordia University of Chicago.
She represents the organization on the governor-appointed Colorado Commission on Aging and the State of Colorado Alzheimer Disease and Related Dementias Advisory Committee. She has been with the Association since March of 2015 and currently leads the Care and Support division of the chapter, providing leadership and quality assurance in programs and services execution.