Atlanta- “I Will Remember You” A Community Conversation on Alzheimer’s in Communities of Color
October 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT
HEAL Collaborative is partnering with Cornerstone Community Baptist Church in Atlanta, GA, to bring a two-part Alzheimer’s educational workshop series. Esteemed subject matter experts will share how Alzheimer’s impacts communities of color and how our participation in clinical trials matters. Caregivers will also join the discussion to provide first-hand accounts of their experiences caring for loved ones during their journey. Local advocacy organizations will share insights and information about their respective supportive resources.
Lunch will be provided.
OCTOBER 14, 2023
Alzheimer’s: Symptoms, Early Diagnosis and Caregivers’ Panel
Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia. More than 4 million Americans have AD. The disease is characterized by memory loss, language deterioration, poor judgment, and an indifferent attitude. Dementia is a brain disorder that seriously affects a person’s ability to carry out daily activities. It involves the parts of the brain that control thought, memory, and language. Healthy brain tissue dies or deteriorates, causing a steady decline in memory and mental abilities.
The goals of PART I of this education program are to help attendees:
1) Understand Alzheimer’s and Dementia and recognize the signs and symptoms to promote early diagnosis
2) Build a therapeutic alliance between physician and caregiver as an essential element in successfully managing their loved one living with AD
3) Learn, understand and apply techniques to reduce behavioral disturbances in a compassionate way, promote independence, activity and socialization to limit the need for pharmacological management
4) Learn about available training programs and social support resources for caregivers.
This event is being held both in-person and virtually. Please select how you plan to attend when registering. Lunch is being provided for all registered in-person attendees.
This event is in partnership with: