Every 66 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s disease.
That stunning fact—and its impact on our personal and professional lives—drove the creation of a special State Bar of Arizona program on dementia and its impact on lawyers and judges.
The free live webinar will be screened one week from today, on Wednesday, Feb. 15, from 10 am to 11:15 am.
The program is being produced by the State Bar and the Arizona Supreme Court, in cooperation with InReach.
As organizers say, the number of Americans living with Alzheimer’s, the most common form of dementia, is rapidly growing in part due to the aging baby-boomer population and increased life expectancy. Currently, an estimated 5.4 million Americans are living with the disease.
The Bar’s hope for the program is to:
- share information about the signs of dementia
- provide links to help navigate the available resources
- highlight the responsibilities and opportunities for lawyers and judges.
The program is not intended to offer CLE credit as it has not been developed with MCLE rules in mind. Instead, it is available as a service for members of the bench and the bar.
(The Bar will offer a follow-up three-hour CLE program in April that addresses Arizona-specific duties and opportunities.)