SENIORS: Alzheimer’s group to provide day of education on Sept. 11

By Mary Ross McQuage, contributing editor

SEPT. 7, 2015  |  The South Carolina chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association on September 11 will host the 14th Annual Educational Workshop entitled “Putting the Pieces Together.” The program will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with lunch provided, at College Center, Trident Technical College Main Campus, at 7000 Rivers Avenue in North Charleston, SC.

00_mcquage“Putting the Pieces Together” offers education and resources for both family caregivers and professional care providers for persons with Alzheimer’s or related dementia. The program will answer common questions, such as current treatments and research, ways to promote healthy aging, legal concerns, geriatric psychiatry and hospice.

Registration is $20 for a family caregiver or a student, $65 for professionals seeking Contact Hours for continuing education, and $35 for professionals not needing continuing education and all others. Registration is available online at www.alz.org/sc or by calling the Alzheimer’s Association at 800-272-3900. If you are a family caregiver, please call in advance to inquire about accessing complimentary sitter service for a loved one with dementia in order for you to attend.

About the Alzheimer’s Association: The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. For more information, please visit alz.org/sc, or call the 24-Hour Helpline at 800-272-3900.

Mary Ross McQuage, LISW-CP, is a certified Geriatric Care Manager and the owner of Aging Resources, a geriatric care management practice in Charleston.

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