2016 African-American Caregiver Seminar
"Facing Dementia and Taking Charge"
Saturday, February 20, 2016
9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (check-in begins at 8:30)
Tarrant County College - South Campus
5301 Campus Dr.
Fort Worth 76119
2016 sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities now available. Call Shelly Young at 817-336-4949.
Many Americans dismiss the warning signs of Alzheimer's, believing that the symptoms are a normal part of aging. This is of even greater concern for African-Americans, who are two times more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease than whites but less likely to have a diagnosis, resulting in less time for treatment and planning.
Marshawn Brown, traveling from the Alzheimer’s Association national office in Chicago, will explain the warning signs for Alzheimer’s and what they mean for the African American community. Experienced professionals will discuss community resources available to help caregivers, helpful tips for managing the daily challenges of caring for someone with Alzheimer's, and ways to relieve some of the stress associated with caregiving. It is a perfect opportunity to face dementia and take charge, making for an easier future as a caregiver and as person with dementia.
All caregivers are welcome to this Saturday morning seminar, regardless of background or ethnicity. Lunch and a light breakfast will be served and participants will have the opportunity to meet with representatives of organizations serving caregiver needs. There is no charge to attend, but reservations are required. Call 800-272-3900 for more information or to make a reservation.
Check-in, exhibits, and light breakfast
Welcome from Commissioner Brooks
Know the 10 Signs of Alzheimer's Disease
Getting the Help You Need
|10:45 a.m.||Break and exhibits|
Helpful Tools for the Caregiver
Reducing Caregiver Stress
Lunch and exhibits
There is no charge to attend but registration is required.
Register on line or call 800-272-3900.