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African-American Caregiver Seminar
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Does someone you care about have dementia?
Find out how to become an educated, confident and healthy caregiver, as well as learn where to get help and find resources to make caregiving less stressful.

African-Americans have been hard hit by Alzheimer's and other dementia. Click here to read African-Americans and Alzheimer's Disease: The Silent Epidemic.  For more information, visit www.alz.org/africanamerican.

2014 African-American Caregiver Seminar
Saturday, May 3, 2014
8:30 am to 12:30 pm
Tarrant County Public Health Department
1101 South Main Street, Fort Worth 

There is no fee to attend but registration is required.  Call 817-336-4949 to register; for more information, ask for Shelly Young.

Check-in, coffee and an opportunity to visit exhibits start at 8:30am. The first session begins promptly at 9 am.  The seminar ends at 12:30 pm.

Download brochure here.

Becoming an Educated Caregiver: The Nuts and Bolts of Dementia
Madge Barnes, MD, Assistant Professor of Community Medicine at University of North Texas Health Science Center, will provide essential information about dementia, touching upon risk factors for African-Americans and her own experience as a caregiver.


Becoming a Confident Caregiver Panel Discussion
A panel of experts, including professional counselors, dementia care providers and family caregivers will share its collective wisdom on topics ranging from legal preparedness and locating helpful resources to dementia care tips and minimizing caregiver stress. 

Becoming a Healthy Caregiver: Practical Tools for Reducing Caregiver Stress
Is caregiving stressing you out?  Staff from Texas Health Fitness Center will demonstrate simple ways to fight stress and feel better physically, emotionally and mentally.  

The seminar will also offer you a chance to meet with people representing a variety of senior care services and non-profit agencies that can help smooth your journey as a caregiver.  You will enjoy filling your “caregiver toolbox” with valuable information. 


Refreshment sponsors  Media Sposor:  
Sprouts
Starbucks
   

Sponsorshp opportunities now available
Download a sponsorship form here.


 

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