Alice Williams was invited to talk about community partnerships at the Alzheimer’s Association Community Leaders Summit 2023 in San Diego, January 26-29. Her presentation focused on the importance of partnerships and highlighted the D-CARE study, an NIA and PCORI-funded multi-site study comparing the effectiveness of two different dementia care interventions versus regular care for over 2,000 people with dementia and their family caregivers. Alice is co-chair of the Local Patient and Stakeholder Committee for the D-CARE Study at UTMB. Watch Alice's presentation online.
As the Manager for Communications and Community Initiatives for the UTMB Sealy Center on Aging,
Alice partners with the Alzheimer’s Association to connect them with other UTMB departments and the Galveston County community. She is also a caregiver support group facilitator, community educator, and Walk to End Alzheimer’s team captain.
Alzheimer’s and dementia touch all lives. No one person or organization can do this important work alone. It has to be a community effort, including intergenerational and culturally sensitive approaches. Different partnerships will enable us to
meet the unique needs of their members. Partnerships like the ones we have developed [at the summit] will make a difference. I continue to look for ways to develop new partnerships in our community to provide the best care possible. -Alice Williams, MS, LBSW