8th Annual Memory Fair Continuum of Care: Addressing Dementia From First Signs To Final Stages Set For June 29

Friday, June 16, 2017

Sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association, the Eighth Annual Memory Fair Continuum of Care will present "Addressing Dementia From First Signs To Final Stages" on Thursday, June 29 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Morning Pointe of Chattanooga at Shallowford, 7719 Shallowford Road.

The event will feature Terry A. Melvin, MD, FAAHPM, as the keynote speaker.  Dr. Melvin received her M.D. from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, and completed her internship and residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.

"With 20 years of experience, Dr. Melvin is an expert in providing in-home care for those affected by dementia. Her goal is to make it easy for everyone to manage their health in any stage of life," officials said.
Expert panelists include: Amy Boulware, LAP, MSW, care manager, Chambliss, Bahner and Stophel, P. C.; Maggie Barre, DPH, Pharmacy HomeCare; Larry Griffith, executive eirector, The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer's Center of Excellence Collegedale; Anita Graves, RN, regional director of Behavioral Health, Guardian Home Care; Paula Hensel, Community Relations manager, Senior Helpers; and Tiffany Hobbs, executive director, Hearth Hospice.

RSVP is requested by calliing 423-296-0097.

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