Alzheimer's Association Hosts Fall Caregiver Conference Nov. 22

Friday, November 8, 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.



Children’s Hospital At Erlanger Receives Brave Gowns Donation

Emily’s Power for a Cure donated 600 Brave Gowns to Children’s Hospital at Erlanger on Wednesday.   Brave Gowns were created in 2015 by Summer Germann in honor of her brother Mac. Following a successful Kickstarter campaign, the gowns have been distributed individually to thousands of children in hospitals across the country. Thanks to the collaboration with Emily’s ... (click for more)

Erlanger To Honor Tom Edd Wilson, Dr. Michael Greer, Dr. Michael Love And Rae Young Bond At 2018 Dinner Of Distinction

Dr. Michael Greer, Dr. Michael Love, Rae Young Bond and the late Tom Edd Wilson will be honored at the Erlanger Health System Foundation’s annual “Dinner of Distinction” on  Jan. 19, 2018 . This is the 15th year for Erlanger’s annual recognition event, which is being held at the Chattanoogan Hotel, from  6-9 p.m. The 2018 honorees were selected for their enduring ... (click for more)

Sheriff's Office Investigating Shooting On Ridgestone Drive At Ooltewah

Hamilton County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the  7200 block of Ridgestone Drive in Ooltewah early Saturday on a call  of a person who had been shot.   The incident happened around 3 a.m.   T he injured person was transported to an area hospital with a non-life threatening injury.  The facts surrounding the shooting ... (click for more)

Get Emailed Headlines From Chattanoogan.com; Like Us On Facebook, Twitter For Instant News

We send out headlines each day of the latest Chattanooga news.  Our news headlines have links that take you to the stories with a click. We also send out special emails if there is a highly significant local news story breaking so you will be aware of it quickly. To be added to the email headline list, just email us at news@chattanoogan.com In addition, like ... (click for more)

The Growing Monopoly

Over the last decade, five tech giants have risen to the top, and created, discovered and invented services and products that have made these companies worth billions today. Those five, of course, are Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, and Google. Each of these companies are responsible for several products and services that we use in our everyday lives. They have devoured the ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Those We All Ignore

I was in the midst of my “morning readings” the other day when a number leapt off my computer screen. Hark, heralded angels, did you know in the state of Iowa there are two (2) inpatient psychiatry beds for every 100,000 people? I’m not the best with percentages but there are some people in Iowa who aren’t getting the help they need. There are roughly 3.2 million people living in ... (click for more)