Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Conference Is May 21

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

An Alzheimer’s Caregivers conference will be held May 21.  In Tennessee, over 140,000 people have Alzheimer’s.  It is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States. 

“Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s is extremely challenging”, stated Amy French, manager of Programs and Education for the Alzheimer’s Association.  “There’s really no go-to guide out there.  Caregivers often feel they are on their own, with little to no help."

In response to the needs of the community, the Alzheimer’s Association is offering a free workshop for caregivers and those who wish to learn more about caring for those affected by this disease.  Featured speaker is Dr. Renee Collins, Doctorate-level Nurse Practitioner and owner of At Home Primary Care.  Dr. Collins’ practice is dedicated to serving the elderly population in their homes.  “In going to them, rather than them coming to her, Renee has a clear awareness of their true needs.  Her presentation will be both educational and practical,” Ms. French stated. 

The Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Spring Symposium will be held Tuesday, May 21, at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, 3405 Peerless Road, Cleveland.  The event is from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. In addition to Dr. Collins’ address, education sessions on various topics and resources will be offered. Breakfast and lunch are provided.   There is no fee, however registration is required.

For more information and to register for this event call 265-3600.  For more information about Alzheimer’s disease, visit www.alz.org. The Alzheimer's Association is located at 7625 Hamilton Park Drive in Chattanooga and provides a 24/7 helpline for patients and caregivers at 800.272-3900.



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