Senate to hold Alzheimer's forum today

The U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging will host a forum today entitled, “Until There's A Cure: How to Help Alzheimer's Patients and Families Now.” The forum will feature a panel made up of several big names in the Alzheimer's research and long-term care communities. 

Topics will focus on the quality of care delivered to individuals with Alzheimer's and dementia, as well as a discussion about the quality of life for patients and their caregivers.

Panel members include Kathy Greenlee, assistant secretary for the U.S. Administration on Aging; Patricia A. Grady, director of the National Institute of Nursing Research; and Eric J. Hall, president and CEO of the Alzheimer's Foundation of America. Also participating in the panel is Loren Shook, vice chairman of The Assisted Living Federation of America.