Understand the Growing Alzheimer’s Crisis at a Vegas PBS Preview Screening Jan. 19

Alzheimer’s: Every Minute Counts Premieres on January 25

Vegas PBS is holding a preview screening of Alzheimer’s: Every Minute Counts on Thursday, January 19 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Optum, 2716 N. Tenaya Way, Las Vegas, Nevada 89128. The show examines the national public health threat posed by Alzheimer’s disease.

After the screening, attendees will be able to network with local health care professionals and enjoy refreshments. In addition, Kelli Kristo, Regional Director of the Desert Southwest Chapter – Southern Nevada Region of the Alzheimer’s Association, will moderate a panel discussion featuring:

· Dr. Eric Farbman, Director of the Movement Disorders Center University of Nevada School of Medicine;

· Dr. Dylan Wint, NV Energy chair for Brain Health Educations for the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health; and

· Dr. Julie Zacharias-Simpson, Assistant Professor in the Primary Care Department at the Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine.

The event is hosted by Desert Meadows Area Health Education Center (AHEC), a grant-funded service of Vegas PBS chartered to educate middle and high school children about healthcare careers in Southern Nevada; to retain qualified healthcare professionals through professional continuing education; and to educate the community about public and personal health care issues.

Space is limited for this special preview. Please contact Summer Collins at scollins@VegasPBS.org to RSVP. 

The preview screening is part of our increased efforts to promote health and wellness in the Southern Nevada community through our Desert Meadows AHEC,” said Tom Axtell, Vegas PBS general manager. 

The television program and preview screening event are both sponsored by Southwest Medical Associates and AARP Nevada.

Alzheimer’s: Every Minute Counts will air on Wednesday, January 25 at 10 p.m. With power and passion, the documentary weaves together expert commentary with compelling personal stories filmed around the country that represent previews of the future happening today. Many know the unique tragedy of this disease, but few know that Alzheimer’s is one of the most critical public health crises facing America. This powerful program illuminates the social and economic consequences for the country unless a medical breakthrough is discovered for this currently incurable disease.

An encore screening of Alzheimer’s: Every Minute Counts will air on Sunday, January 29 at 11 a.m., followed by Living with Alzheimer’s and Dementia at noon, which lays the foundation for a better understanding of the disease, ways to care for those with dementia and the support systems families need in order to provide that care.

About Vegas PBS

Dedicated to enriching lives in Southern Nevada, Vegas PBS uses television and other technologies to educate and empower individuals and to extend and amplify the effectiveness of community organizations.

Vegas PBS Channel 10 is one of America’s most-watched PBS stations and offers five unique secondary channels: Create, Vme, Worldview, Rewind and Jackpot! Vegas PBS also collaborates with strategic partners to create content that examines current and historic regional issues.

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