The Journey:Alzheimer's Disease & Caregiving
Join us in a discussion about why some populations are at greater risk for developing Alzheimer's Disease compared to Caucasians. Current practices in care giving will be reviewed. ***Presented by University of Louisville School of Medicine & Nursing, partnering with Alzheimer Association, Greater Ky & Southern IN Chapters.***
Sep 17, 2011
from 09:00 am to 03:00 pm
|Where||Crowne Plaza,830 Phillips Lane|
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Providing home care for a person with dementia can be a stressful experience for the uniform caregiver. Support and education can help in adjustment to care giving, and ensure a safer environment for the person with dementia. Risk factors for dementia and stroke are the presence of heart disease, high fat diet, obesity, diabetes and hypertension-all of which are modifiable. Experts will discuss lifestyle changes that may help lower the risk factors of Alzheimer's Disease. Factors related to causes of dementia and early recognition of symptoms will be identified including panel discussions with caregivers regarding their personal experiences and how to cope with care giving.
Lunch provided. FREE parking available. Pre-registration required by Sept.15th, 2011.
The target audience is the general public & interested members of immigrant communities.