Learn how to recognize dementia and to avoid falls at a free SecureCare seminar on July 11 at the Ornelas Center

Thursday, July 6, 2006

Health professionals from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler will explain what dementia is and offer tips on how to avoid falling at a free SecureCare seminar from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 11, at the Ornelas Center, 3402 Old Omen Road in Tyler.

SecureCare is UTHSCT’s comprehensive program designed specifically for people age 50 plus to provide the answers and care needed in today’s health care marketplace.

“When Is It Dementia and What Do I Do About It?” will be presented by Tom Holmes, an occupational therapist with UTHSCT Rehabilitation Services. He will outline ways to tell if someone’s confusion is likely caused by dementia or something else. Holmes also will describe strategies for managing memory loss.

David Di Paolo, MD, will present “Keeping a Balanced Life: Balance Training to Avoid Falls.” Dr. Di Paolo will show how exercise can help people of any age improve their balance. Dr. Di Paolo is a nationally certified fitness trainer and he addresses the health and fitness issues that are unique to men and women ages 25 to 54 and older in “Fitness Over Forty,” which airs at 5 p.m. each Tuesday on KLTV, channel 7.

Free cholesterol, glucose, and memory screenings will also be offered at the seminar, and brunch will be provided.

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