Free seminar about Alzheimer’s and other dementias to be offered Friday, May 21, in Gladewater

Monday, May 17, 2010

Free seminar about Alzheimer’s and other dementias to be offered Friday, May 21, in Gladewater

GLADEWATER – Do you feel overwhelmed or helpless because a family member or friend is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or dementia?

Are you struggling to understand what these diagnoses mean, if there is any treatment for them, and what the future will hold?

Answers to these and other questions are available at “The Many Faces of Dementia & Alzheimer’s,” a free seminar from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in Jeter Hall at the First United Methodist Church of Gladewater, 217 W. Quitman in Gladewater.

Wyn Andrews, MD, of UT Physicians of Gladewater, will present “The Many Faces of Dementia & Alzheimer’s.”

He will discuss what a diagnosis of dementia means, what treatment options are available, and what kinds of care a person with dementia may require.

In addition, Anne Hatfield, a licensed clinical social worker in UTHSCT’s Center for Healthy Aging, will present “Caring for the Caregiver.”

Then Kari Pickering, manager of family services – East Texas, Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Dallas Chapter, will talk about the resources and services available in the Gladewater area.

The seminar is sponsored by UT Physicians of Gladewater. UTP is a physician practice associated with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler.

The health education seminar is free, but seating is limited and reservations are required. Lunch will be provided at no charge.

To register, please call (903) 845-4398.

For 60 years, The University of Texas Health Science Center has provided excellent patient care and cutting-edge treatment, specializing in pulmonary disease, cancer, heart disease, primary care, and the disciplines that support them. UTHSCT’s annual operating budget of $125 million represents a major economic impact of over $287 million to the Northeast Texas region. In FY 2009, scientists in the Center for Biomedical Research were awarded 80 competitive grants and contracts totaling $14.6 million. As the academic medical center for Northeast Texas, its graduate medical education program – with residencies in family medicine and occupational medicine – provide doctors for many communities throughout the region and beyond.

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