Caregiver Conference: Keepn’ the Faith

Reporting:  Rabbit Zielke

The Alzheimer’s Association of Southeast Tennessee is hosting the annual conference for family and professionals that care for people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.  Alzheimer’s is caused by deteriorating neural pathways and often manifests in aging people by loss of reasoning and inability to perform even rudimentary tasks.  Toward the latter stages of this disease a person requires constant care.  For families taking care of an aging parent or relative with Alzheimer’s disease the daily challenge can be daunting.  In the Chattanooga region there are support groups and services that can help with the physical, emotional and spiritual toll a caregiver experiences.  The conference on November 18th is provided free to caregivers and will provide information and help you connect to other caregivers in the region.

Visit the Alzheimer’s Association webpage to learn more about this disease.

2011 Caregiver Conference: Keepin’ the Faith

Friday, November 18 · 9:00am – 3:00pm
Ooltewah United Methodist Church
6131 Relocation Way
Ooltewah, TN
The Keynote Speaker is Lee Wilson, owner and CEO of Gray Matters.

The Lunch Speaker is Dr. Nell Mohney.

Call 423-265-3600 for reservations.  This event is provided free to family caregivers by the sponsors, the Southeast Tennessee Area Agency on Aging, Alexian Brothers Senior Ministries, Elmcroft Assisted Living and Alzheimer’s Care, The Lantern at Morning Pointe and Guardian Home Care.

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