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African-American Caregiver Seminar
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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
Student Center
5301 Campus Dr.
Fort Worth  76119

Register on-line

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.


 8:30 a.m.

Check-in, exhibits, and light breakfast

 9 a.m.

Welcome from Commissioner Brooks

 9:05 a.m.

Know the 10 Signs of Alzheimer's Disease
Marshawn Brown, National Director, Diversity & Inclusion, Alzheimer’s Association will describe the ten warning signs for Alzheimer’s and what steps to take if someone is showing signs of memory loss.

 10 a.m.

Getting the Help You Need
Arlene Shorter, a guardianship case worker, will discuss different types of community resources, including Veterans Affairs, Department of Aging and Disability, and Area Agency on Aging.

 10:45 a.m. Break and exhibits
 11 a.m.

Helpful Tools for the Caregiver
Caregiver Demetria Carter will share ideas that can help caregivers manage some of the common challenges of caring for someone with dementia. 

 11:45 a.m

Reducing Caregiver Stress
Nnyekaa Collins, a geriatrician at JPS, will discuss feelings associated with caregiver stress, such as guilt, anxiety and depression, and offer practical ways to reduce stress.

 12:30 p.m.

Lunch and exhibits

 1:30 p.m.

Door prizes


Education benefactor





There is no charge to attend but registration is required.

Register on line or call 800-272-3900.

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