HELPING THOSE TOUCHED BY ALZHEIMER'S: THIRD ANNUAL CONFERENCE FOR CAREGIVERS OFFERED BY EMORY ALZHEIMERÍS DISEASE CENTER


April 16, 1997


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Much needed support and the latest news on treatment advances are among the benefits participants can expect from Helping Those Touched by Alzheimer's Disease, the third annual Conference for Caregivers sponsored by the Emory Alzheimer's Disease Center. The event is planned May 12 at the downtown Decatur Holiday Inn, 130 Clairemont Ave.



The conference begins with registration and continental breakfast from 8:30-9 a.m. and will last until 4 p.m. The $10 registration fee includes breakfast, buffet lunch and meeting materials. Call 404/728-7714 for information or visit the Center's web site at http://www.emory.edu/WHSC/MED/ADC/care.html.



Sessions are scheduled on current diagnosis, management and treatment; coping with difficult behaviors; nursing home placement and long-term planning; and public policy issues affecting older persons.



The conference is designed for people interested in issues related to Alzheimer's disease, and will be of particular interest to family members of patients and health care providers dealing with aging and dementia. Caregivers, social workers, nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists, the clergy, gerontologists, geriatricians and public health professionals will all benefit from the meeting.



For more general information on The Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center, call Health Sciences News and Information at 404-727-5686, or send e-mail to hsnews@emory.edu.


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