Darryl Geddes 315 464-4828
Conference examines issues of caring for Alzheimer’s patients June 5
As more and more Americans are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease, family members, mostly sons and daughters, are finding themselves in the role of caregiver. The emotional and physical strain as well as the anxiety of caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s Disease will be examined along with other issues at a SUNY Upstate Medical University sponsored-conference, Alzheimer’s 2003, to be held June 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Justin’s Grill and Conference Center, 6400 Yorktown Circle, East Syracuse.
“In many instances, family members are the primary caregivers to the Alzheimer’s patient,” said Sharon Brangman, M.D., professor and chief of geriatric medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University. “This conference will offer advice and support for those in that role, while examining issues concerning medical professionals involved in caring for the Alzheimer’s patient.”
Among the conference presentations are “Driving and Dementia: When to Take the Keys Away,” “Alzheimer’s Disease: There is Life After Diagnosis” and “New Treatments on the Horizon.”
University Geriatrician Players, a group of medical professionals, will present a dramatization of a visit to the doctor by an Alzheimer’s patient and their family that will address the issues involved in talking with a physician.
Conference fee is $45 for the general public if registering before May 31, and $55 if registering after May 31. To register, call 315-464-5167.
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