Kristen Crusato, Southwestern Regional Director for the Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter, will speak on how to deal with people with Alzheimer’s.

Kristen CrusatoKristen received her B.A in Communications from the State University of New York at Geneseo, and has 22 years working in the television industry. Her career path began at Cable 6 TV in Middletown, NY. She went on to KCBD in Lubbock, Texas and then spent 9 years at WTNH as an anchor/reporter.

After spending 4 years in San Diego working at KUSI-TV, Kristen returned to Connecticut in 2009, to help take care of her mother who had been diagnosed with Lewy Body Dementia. Kristen went back to her job as the Co-Anchor of Good Morning Connecticut on WTNH News 8. She Emcee’d the New Haven Walk to End Alzheimer’s in 2010 and 2011, and late in 2011 left News 8 to join the CT Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.

In her role as the Southwestern Regional Director, Kristen coordinates and implements all Chapter services and programs for those with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, families, professionals, and the general public. She is working towards the mission of a World Without Alzheimer’s, so that other families don’t have to lose loved ones to this mind-robbing disease.