Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia. It begins with mild memory loss and progresses to more severe effects, in some cases leading to the loss of the ability to carry on a conversation or respond to the surrounding environment. According to the CDC, in 2020, 5.8 million Americans were living with Alzheimer's; the number of people living with the disease doubles every five years beyond the age of 65; and as many as 14 million people in the United States are projected to have Alzheimer's by the year 2060.
The disease and its impact can be experienced in different ways in different communities.
Join us live as television host Michelle Meow leads a discussion with health experts and Alzheimer's advocates. They'll discuss Alzheimer's awareness, caregiving and the API stigma, filial piety, a personal caregiving story, LGBTQ caregiving and family dynamics, early detection, and brain health.
This is a free event—your chance to learn more about this disease affecting millions of people.
The Michelle Meow Show thanks Kaiser Permanente for its support of independent LGBTQ media producers.
Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Institute for Health & Aging, Department of Social & Behavioral Sciences, School of Nursing at the University of California, San Francisco; Research focuses on investigating social justice issues impacting the quality of life of community-dwelling older adults, people living with dementia, and caregivers
Volunteer, Alzheimer's Association San Francisco Walk 2021; Event Experience Coordinator, SF Walk Committee; Volunteer, San Francisco Chapter's Chinese and LGBTQ Community Outreach Programs and Alzheimer's Advocacy
Ph.D., in Neurobiology, University of Southern California; Community Engagement Manager–Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Research Champion, Alzheimer's Association, Northern California and Northern Nevada Chapter
Producer and Host, "The Michelle Meow Show," KBCW TV and Podcast; Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors—Host