Tallahassee, FL – Alzheimer’s Project, Inc. and Florida State University College of Medicine are conducting the 34th Annual Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Training Conference on Saturday, February 9, 2019. The event will be held at the FSU College of Medicine from 8am to 3pm.
The conference brings together top educators, trainers, and other experts in the field of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias to discuss topics that are important to family caregivers and healthcare professionals. Respite care, including activities for those people living with dementia, will be provided at no charge.
This year’s keynote speaker, Paul R. Katz, MD, CMD will be speaking on the topic of: “When Should a person with Alzheimer’s Disease Go to a Nursing Home. The presentation will include a review of the available care option for persons with Alzheimer’s Disease, for example:
- early choice: at home care by family/friends;
- relief for family caregivers through formal at-home care with private caregiving agencies;
- relief for family caregivers through adult day care center;
- later stages: consider residential care options
- assisted living
- nursing home
- memory units or special dementia units within residential facilities
Other topics for the conference include Legal Issues, Improving Behavior and Communication, Spirituality, and a Research Update.
“Caring for someone with dementia is extremely difficult,” said Debbie Moroney, CEO of the Alzheimer’s Project. “An important part of the conference is the opportunity for caregivers to get together and talk about their challenges and coping strategies.”
In addition to helping family caregivers, the conference also offers Continuing Education Credits (4.0 hours) to healthcare professionals, provided by Big Bend Hospice.
If You Go
What: Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Training Conference
Where: FSU College of Medicine, 1115 West Call Street
When: Saturday, February 10, 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
To register: Click the link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HP8RLRW
Registration is $10
Or you can also visit www.alzheimersproject.org
Alzheimer’s Project is a local, nonprofit 501(c)(3), serving Tallahassee and the Big Bend region. For more than 27 years, the agency has provided comfort, support and assistance to people with all types of dementia and their caregivers. All services are offered free of charge.
See the full event flyer HERE.
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