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2014 African-American Caregiver Seminar
Saturday, May 3, 2014

The 2014 African-American Caregiver Seminar brought together dementia care specialists, medical practitioners, businesses serving the senior community and caregivers who wanted to better understand the disease.  The focus of the morning event was becoming a more confident, knowledgeable and healthy caregiver, and one better able to combat caregiver stress.
Click here for a list of the ten signs of caregiver stress.

   
 Madge Barnes, MD, Assistant Professor of Community Medicine at University of North Texas Health Science Center, offered an overview of dementia, touching upon risk factors for African-Americans and her own experience as a caregiver.  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. 
   
 For those caregivers experiencing some of the ten signs of caregiver stress, staff from Texas Health Fitness Center will demonstrated simple ways to fight stress and feel better physically, emotionally and mentally.   Attendees also had a chance to meet with helpful and friendly people representing a variety of senior care services and non-profit agencies and to fill their “caregiver toolbox” with valuable information. 

Does someone you care about have dementia?
African-Americans have been hard hit by Alzheimer's and other dementia. Find out more about the different kinds of dementia, the ways it affects individuals and the people who care for them, and steps you can take to make caring for someone less stressful.  Click here to read African-Americans and Alzheimer's Disease: The Silent Epidemic.  For more information, visit www.alz.org/africanamerican or call the Alzheimer's Association 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900.


Thank you to the Tarrant County Public Health Department for offering the perfect venue for the Caregiver Seminar; the staff at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Health and Wellness Center for sharing tips on staying healthy; Sprouts and Starbucks for providing refreshments; and the businesses who supported the event and spent the morning speaking with caregivers 

Download brochure here.




Refreshment sponsors  Media Sposor:  
Sprouts
Starbucks
   

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