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African-American Caregiver Seminar
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2015 African-American Caregiver Seminar
"Celebrating the Caregiver"
Saturday, June 27, 2015


Download brochure here

Learn how to be a confident, educated and healthy caregiver
Get connected with valuable services and resources
Meet health providers, business professionals and other caregivers like you

Saturday, June 27, 2015
9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (check-in begins at 8:30)
Tarrant County Public Health Department
1101 South Main, Fort Worth, Texas
Call 1-800-272-3900 for more information or to register

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 9 a.m. Welcome
Cathy Young Junior from Commissioner Brooks' office
 9:10.a.m.

Healthy Heart, Healthy Brain

Masheika Jackson, DO will focus on the connection between heart health and brain health. She will discuss the factors that put African-Americans at higher risk for developing Alzheimer's and how to reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer's through lifestyle changes.

10:15 a.m.

A Loving Challenge

Kristin Pitt, physical therapist, will focus on her experience as a caregiver of her mother who passed away from Alzheimer's disease at the age of 70. Ms. Pitt will address the challenges of being a mom and working professional while providing hands-on care to her mother as the disease progressed.

 11 a.m.

Getting the Help You Deserve

Jenna Unsen, LBSW will educate caregivers on the many programs and services offered by local organizations and health care entities. These resources can help ease the path of the caregiver and the person for whom they provide care.

12:30 p.m.

Taking Care of You

Jaime Cobb of the James L. West Alzheimer's Center will focus on proven stress relief techniques that can be used by caregivers at home or in any setting. These techniques are known to lessen the stress of the caregiver and help enhance the caregiving experience for the and their loved ones.

2015 sponsorship opportunities now available
Download a sponsorship form here.


 


 

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