A Caregiver’s Journey
The Garden in Our Backyard
Presented by Alzheimer’s & Dementia Services of Memphis, Inc.
A Caregiver’s Journey
Tuesday, November 13, 8:30 – 3:30, Bartlett Station Municipal Center (5868 Stage Rd.) Alzheimer’s & Dementia Services of Memphis, Inc. presents “A Caregiver’s Journey: The Garden in Our Backyard” Caregiver Conference. This conference is free for Caregivers; there is a $20.00 fee for professionals who will receive a certificate for 6 contact hours. On-site care for registered loved ones is provided free by Senior Helpers. Brunswick Senior Behavioral Health at Lakeside is the Azalea sponsor for this year’s event.
There is no question that the journey of those who have a loved one with dementia can be an extremely challenging one. Alzheimer’s & Dementia Services (ADS) provides the annual Caregiver Conference as part of its mission to provide support, education and resources, turning an arduous journey into a manageable one, raising awareness of the garden in your backyard and hopefully assisting caregivers to even smell the roses. Whether your loved one is at home or in a facility, in early or advanced stages of dementia, this conference is for you.
From caring comes courage.Lao Tzu
This year’s focus
This year’s Caregiver Conference will focus on local presenters and beneficial resources offered by a wide array of vendors in the Greater Memphis area. “Dealing with the Disease and the Relationships,” is the first scheduled presentation by Susan Cushman, author of the book Tangles and Plaques. The second session will include a panel to share the Benefits of Behavioral Health Centers, followed by the return of Judge Kathleen Gomes, probate court judge, to present once again on Legal Issues of care giving.
Afternoon sessions will include: “The Long Goodbye,” to be presented by Kathryn Feinstone, Geriatric Care Manager of Attendant Care Services; a Dementia Update presented by Robyn Presley, Clinical Research Coordinator of CNS Healthcare; and a panel on the Benefits of Therapeutic Activities to be presented by specialty staff of Alzheimer’s & Dementia Services.
Contact: Adina Samberg, 901-372-4585, email
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