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Alzheimer's Association Hosts 15th Annual Spring Symposium In Arlington

Thursday, March 22

The Alzheimer’s Association – North Central Texas Chapter is hosting its 15th annual spring symposium, Dementia: Current Trends and Future Directions, Thursday, March 22, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Arlington Convention Center.

The symposium is the Alzheimer’s Association’s largest education event for family caregivers and healthcare professionals. It offers up-to-date, useful information on a variety of topics pertaining to Alzheimer’s and dementia related care and support from experts in the field.

The morning plenary session will be presented by Laura Baker, Ph.D, Associate Professor of Gerontology, Geriatric Medicine, Neurology, Social Sciences and Health Policy at Wake Forest School of Medicine. Baker is most notably recognized as a primary investigator for the U.S. POINTER study.

The study, which will be discussed at the symposium, will determine if an intensive lifestyle intervention, that involves exercise, diet, cognitive stimulation, and increased medical monitoring, will protect brain health in cognitively healthy, but at risk older adults.

Presenting the afternoon plenary session is Martin Schreiber, former Governor of Wisconsin and author of My Two Elaines: Learning, Coping, and Surviving as an Alzheimer’s Caregiver. Schreiber will provide practical insider practices and tips to help caregivers.

In addition, local and regional experts in Alzheimer’s disease, law, psychology, dementia care and more will offer breakout sessions on topics of interest to family members who are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s and for healthcare workers who specialize in dementia care. Representatives of the Alzheimer’s Association and businesses serving the needs of caregivers and persons with dementia will have information available from symposium attendees.

The symposium will offer CMEs, CNEs and continuing education for a variety of other disciplines with the goal of providing timely information regarding dementia care to improve patient outcomes.

Registration fees are $75 for professionals needing continuing education credit and $50 for professionals that do not need CEs. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided. There is no charge for family caregivers to attend. A suggested donation of $25 is appreciated to cover the costs.

For more information or to register, call 1.800.272.3900 or visit bit.ly/alzspringsymp2018.

About the Alzheimer's Association
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's 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 alz.org.

2018 Alzheimer’s Association Spring Symposium
Dementia: Current Trends and Future Directions
Presented by The Alzheimer’s Association
North Central Texas Chapter
Thursday, March 22
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The Arlington Convention Center
1200 Ballpark Way
Arlington, Texas 76011

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