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Dementia 101 + Reducing Your Risk
Date & Time
3:15PM ET / 2:15PM CT / 1:15PM MT / 12:15PM PT
Senior Planet Center in Colorado
7585 E. Academy Boulevard
Denver, CO 80230 United States
This one-hour presentation includes basic facts about Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. We will cover a wide range of dementia-related topics including the latest promising research updates, warning signs and symptoms, diagnosis guidelines, a caregiving overview, dementia-friendly tips for communication, interaction, and behaviors, and the things anyone can do at any age to reduce risk or delay onset of dementia.
About Dementia Friendly Denver
Dementia Friendly Denver is an affiliate of Dementia Friendly America, a not for profit, volunteer-based initiative announced at the White House Conference on Aging in 2015. Its mission is to make communities across the nation more dementia friendly, reduce dementia stigma, and improve the quality of life for those living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and their family care partners. Dementia Friendly Denver offers one hour dementia education programs at no cost to government, business, academic, faith, and community groups throughout the greater Denver area.
About the Presenter – JJ Jordan
After a corporate management career at IBM and McKinsey & Co., JJ Jordan reinvented herself in the field of Alzheimer’s/Dementia after three of four parents in her immediate family were diagnosed with the disease. She was their family caregiver for 16 years.
JJ is the CEO of the Jordan Consulting Group, where she lectures, teaches, and consults on dementia topics. She is also an associate with a business psychology firm, serving as their client dementia coaching and training provider. JJ also sits on the Dementia Advisory Board for the Colorado Department of Health.
JJ is the volunteer Community Chair for Dementia Friendly Denver. She was recognized by AARP in 2019 with their Community Partner Award for her dementia education work. She has also been a volunteer for the Alzheimer’s Association’s for 20 years. She recently served a six-year term on their Board of Directors and currently serves as a Community Educator and as their Public Policy Ambassador to Capitol Hill, where she addresses Congress regarding dementia research funding and legislation.