"Accepting the Journey Without Losing Hope," (Aceptando la jornada sin perder la esperanza)
October 20, 2018
8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Iglesia Victoria en Cristo
3812 Galvez Ave., Fort Worth, 76111
The 2018 Hispanic Caregiver Seminar will help Spanish-speaking family caregivers and healthcare professionals understand Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia and offer strategies for caring for those who have it.
Dr. Irene Lázaro will describe the symtoms of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia and explain the benefits of early diagnosis. Yuri Martínez, Tarrant County Long-term Ombudsman, will help caregivers better understand communication challenges and manage difficult behavior. Dr. Raul Vintimilla, research scientist for UNTHSC Health and Aging Brain Study, will discuss the latest brain research findings, especially in regard to Hispanics/Latinos. Lastly, Bicri Hernandez, Chaplain and Certified Pastoral Educator at Baylor, Scott & White All Saints Hospital, will offer suggestions for ways caregivers can preserve their own health. RetiredUnivision news anchor Gustavo Monsante, will moderate the half-day seminar.
The event is free of charge and includes a light breakfast, lunch and entertainment. Attendees will also have the opportunity to converse with representatives from businesses and community organizations that serve families living with dementia.
Onsite respite (supervised care) is available for people with dementia. with prior reservation. Please call Tia Viera at 817-336-4949 to make a reservation.
Click here to register online or call the 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900 to register by phone.