Alzheimer's Association Hosts Fall Caregiver Conference Nov. 22

Friday, November 08, 2013

The Alzheimer’s Association invites area residents to attend the Fall Caregiver Conference on Nov. 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Ooltewah United Methodist Church. 

Alzheimer’s disease is on the rise. In Tennessee, over 120,000 people have Alzheimer’s. It is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States. Not only does it affect individuals, but those who are caring for them as well. In Tennessee alone there are more than 400,000 caregivers providing more than 466,000,000 hours of unpaid care for those affected by Alzheimer’s. This workshop will be specifically for those caregivers caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease. 

“We recognize the struggle caregivers have in finding the support they need to care for their loved ones” stated Amy French, manager of programs and education for the Alzheimer’s Association.  “Our aim is to provide these caregivers with the education and support they need in order to properly care for their loved one, and for themself “, French stated. 

There is no fee for this conference, but registration is required. To register call, 265-3600. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.


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