New York Daily News: By Thoma Tracy – Nearly a half-million New Yorkers will be diagnosed with some form of Alzheimer’s disease within the next three years, state officials said — leaving caregivers of the vulnerable population scrambling for help.

Currently, an estimated 410,000 state residents have some form of Alzheimer’s. A recent state study found that, given the increase in residents in their 80s, the number of Alzheimer’s patients is expected to increase to 460,000 by 2025.

Tips on how to brace for the future uptick will be discussed at a special educational conference in Manhattan on Wednesday put on by the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.

It’ll be the first in-person educational conference held by the Alzheimer’s Foundation since the pandemic, said AFA President & CEO Charles Fuschillo, who promised “useful, practical information and support” that can help caregivers be prepared for the future.

“Knowledge is a useful and powerful tool that can help make any situation easier to navigate, especially something as challenging as caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease,” Fuschillo said. “Whether Alzheimer’s is affecting your family, you are a caregiver or just want to learn more about brain health, we invite you to join us on September 14.”

Nearly a half-million New Yorkers will be diagnosed with some form of Alzheimer’s disease within the next three years, state officials said — leaving caregivers of the vulnerable population scrambling for help – Shutterstock

The AFA will be marking its 20th anniversary at the educational conference, which will host experts in the field of Alzheimer’s disease, brain health, and legal concerns associated with the disease. Free, confidential memory screenings and a musical performance from the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, which will show the healing power of music to those suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia, will be held throughout the day.

The conference will be held at the Harvard Club of New York city on W 44th St beginning at 8:30am.

Space is limited. To register in advance visit the AFA website at alzfdn.org/tour.