Alzheimer's Association Presents "Coffee With Kodsi" August 11

Monday, August 4, 2014

The Alzheimer’s Association is partnering with Morning Pointe/The Lantern to offer seminars for the families and caregivers of those living with Alzheimer's.

“In response to the needs of the community, we are pleased to continue our education series on caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia,” stated Amy French, Manager of Programs for the local Alzheimer’s Association. “The Alzheimer’s Association is here to help. Our programs help provide the support and the answers needed to manage this disease and maintain quality of life."

The Alzheimer’s Association, along with Morning Pointe/ The Lantern, will present “Coffee With Kodsi,” on Monday, August 11. It will be an informal question-and-answer event featuring Dr. Matthew Kodsi, a local neurologist and leader in the field of dementia care.  The event is from 10-11:30 a.m. at Morning Pointe of Greenbriar Cove,  9650 Leyland Drive, Ooltewah TN.  It is free and open to the public.  Please call 396-4700 to RSVP.

For more information about Alzheimer’s disease and the services provided by the Alzheimer’s Association, or contact the local office at 800/272-3900.

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