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Alzheimer’s Association Hosts Annual African-American Caregiver Seminar

Saturday, February 17

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    Alzheimer’s Association Hosts Annual African-American Caregiver Seminar
    The Alzheimer’s Association

    The Alzheimer’s Association North Central Texas Chapter is hosting its annual African American Seminar on Saturday, February 17, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Tarrant County College South Campus Student Center.  An opening address will be given by Tarrant County Commissioner Roy Brooks (Precinct-1).

    African Americans are two times more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease, but are less likely to receive an early and accurate diagnosis. Recognizing the warning signs for dementia and understanding they are not a normal part of aging empowers families to pursue early diagnosis and begin the process of treatment and planning for the future.

    The “Becoming A Confident Caregiver” seminar will focus on Alzheimer’s disease and related forms of dementia. It will include tips for managing the daily hurdles faced when dealing with the disease, and community resources available to caregivers to help relieve stress.

    All caregivers are welcome to attend the seminar and will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from organizations who serve caregiver needs. A light breakfast and lunch will be served between sessions.

    Admission is free of charge, but registration is required. For more information or to register, call 800-272-3900 or click here.

    Social workers may receive three hours of continuing education free of charge.

    About the Alzheimer's Association
    The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. Their 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. The vision of The Alzheimer’s Association is a world without Alzheimer’s. For more information, visit alz.org.

    Becoming A Confident Caregiver
    Presented by The Alzheimer’s Association
    North Central Texas Chapter
    Saturday, February 17
    9:00 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.
    Tarrant County College South Campus - Student Center
    5301 Campus Dr.
    Fort Worth 76119
    800-272-3900