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Dementia symposium Jan. 22

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Posted: Thursday, January 9, 2014 10:30 am

Margaret Tietz Center in conjunction with Samuel Field Y and the Queensboro Council for Social Welfare presents “Dementia: Research, Treatment and Caregiver Support,” a symposium for providers and caregivers of individuals dealing with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.

This event will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 22 at Margaret Tietz Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 164-11 Chapin Parkway, Jamaica Hills. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. with registration and breakfast. Keynote speakers are scheduled from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

With a growing population of seniors dealing with the onset of dementia and all the ensuing challenges, it is crucial for caregivers to be as educated as possible in order to provide their loved ones with the support and care they need.

An estimated 5.2 million Americans of all ages have Alzheimer’s disease, and 80 percent of their care is provided by unpaid caregivers, usually family members. If you are interested in attending, RSVP to Linda Spiegel at (718) 298-7838. Valet parking will be available.

Welcome to the discussion.