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Alzheimer Association hosting spring workshop on dementia next month

Mar 22, 2018

The Alzheimer’s Association is hosting a full-day workshop on Dementia on Wednesday, April 4, at the Burlington Public Library, 210 Court St.

The event is free to the public, though certificates documenting four Continuing Education Hours will be offered to professionals for a fee payable at the event.

Sign-in is at 9 a.m., followed by the first presentation by seasoned local elder law attorney David Beckman, who will discuss the legal and financial issues facing families coping with dementia.

The second morning session will be presented by Jerry Schroeder, senior program specialist with the Alzheimer’s Association. He will cover a basic overview of Alzheimer’s and dementia and how these illnesses are diagnosed and treated with an emphasis on what science now reveals about the best ways to prevent Alzheimer’s and related diseases.

The third session will be a panel of caregiver experts, Karla Hinton, Tammy Hogberg and Holly Charboneau, discussing strategies and methods of efficient and resilient caregiving. The discussion will be moderated by Schroeder. Ample time will be included for questions from the audience.

“Caregivers face a long and difficult road when someone they love is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or a related illness,” Schroeder said. “We offer these programs to give them the tools and skills they need to endure. But we also offer them because it is critical for caregivers to meet one another, to find solace and support from those who know better than anyone how to survive this experience.”

The workshop will break for lunch. Attendees may bring a bag lunch.

Advanced registration is required by Friday, March 30. To register, call 1-800-272-3900 or for more information contact Jerry Schroeder at 563-293-8056, or at jschroeder@alz.org.

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