Arden, NC (October 26, 2011) – The Alzheimer’s Association is pleased to host a Regional Caregiver Education Conference on Thursday, November 17 at Biltmore Baptist Church in Arden, N.C., from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Currently there are over 5.4 million Americans diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. In 2010, 14.9 million family and friends provided 17 billion hours of unpaid care to those with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. “It is important families affected by Alzheimer’s and related dementias receive support, education and resources in order to be healthy caregivers and provide quality care to their loved ones.” stated Margaret Moody, Associate Director of Programs, Alzheimer’s Association.
This educational opportunity is aimed for family caregivers, health care professionals and anyone interested in receiving the latest information about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Conference attendees will learn treatment options and tips on interacting with those who have dementia from local Alzheimer’s specialists. The conference will also identify community resources to help meet the needs of caregivers and care recipients.
Continuing education contact hours are available for social workers, nursing home administrators, activity professionals and adult care home staff. Thanks to the partnership with local agencies the cost for attending is only $10 for family caregivers and $25 for professionals, which includes lunch and continuing education. For more information or to register for this event, call 800-272-3900 or visit our Web site at www.alz.org/northcarolina.
The Alzheimer’s Association
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s. For more information visit www.alz.org. The Alzheimer’s Association provides a 24-hour Helpline at 1-800-272-3900 for those in need of support and guidance in facing challenges by memory loss and dementia.