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Annual Pythias A. and Virginia I. Jones African-American Community Forum on Memory Loss


This free conference is named in honor of the parents of the Honorable Verna L. Jones-Rodwell, Ernestine Jones Jolivet, Alvin A. Jones, Pythias D. Jones, M.D. and the late Gilda Jones Garrett. Pythias A. and Virginia I were affected by dementia.

The goals of the event are to inform the community about memory loss, support caregivers, share the promise of research and learn how to get involved in helping conquer this disease.


Event Information:

Saturday, November 7, 2015 | 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Coppin State University | 2500 W. North Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21216

Keynote Address: What's my Risk?: Factors for Dementia in Older Adults
Lisa Barnes, Ph.D., director, Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center, Rush University Medical Center

Breakout Sessions:

Legal and Financial Planning, Part I: Legal Planning
Aquanetta Betts, Esq.

Medication Management in Persons with Dementia
Chanel Agness-Whittaker, PharmD, BCPS, CGP, FASCP, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

Different Types of Dementia, Diagnosis and Treatment
Nicole Absar, M.D., Copper Ridge Institute

Legal and Financial Planning, Part II: Financial Planning
Aquanetta Betts, Esq.

Healthy Habits for a Healthier You
Randi Gray

Managing Caregiver Stress
Katherine A. Marx, Ph.D., MPH, Center for Innovative Care in Aging, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Glaucoma screenings will be available for scheduling at registration.
Flu and pneumonia shots will be provided by Rite Aid. Attendees must bring insurance information to receive immunization.



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