Care­giver con­fer­ence sched­uled on March 24 in Cartersvil­le

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On Thurs­day March 24, 2016, the Alzheimer’s As­so­ci­a­tion® Ge­or­gia Chap­ter will host the an­nual Alzheimer’s As­so­ci­a­tion Care­giver Con­fer­ence.

The con­fer­ence, which will be held at the Clarence Brown Con­fer­ence Cen­ter in Cartersvil­le, GA, is pre­sented by the Mil­ton M. Rat­ner Foun­da­tion.

ResCare Home Care will spon­sor lunch for the event. The con­fer­ence is free for im­me­di­ate fam­ily care­givers of some­one with de­men­tia. There is a cost for pro­fes­sion­als, stu­dents, and all other at­ten­dees. The con­fer­ence is ap­proved for 5 core CE hours for li­censed so­cial work­ers.

The key­note speaker for this year’s Alzheimer’s As­so­ci­a­tion con­fer­ence is Peter V. Rabins, MD, MPH. Dr. Rabins is a Pro­fes­sor of Psy­chi­a­try and the Di­rec­tor of the Divi­sion of Geri­atric Psy­chi­a­try in the depart­ment of psy­chi­a­try and be­hav­ioral sci­ences at the Johns Hop­kins Univer­sity School of Medicine. His ca­reer has fo­cused on the psy­chi­atric and be­hav­ioral symp­toms of neu­ro­log­i­cal dis­eases in­clud­ing the de­men­tias.

Dr. Rabins has pub­lished more than three hun­dred ar­ti­cles and book chap­ters and is an au­thor or co-au­thor of eight books in­clud­ing The 36 Hour Day and Prac­ti­cal De­men­tia Care.

The con­fer­ence will in­clude an ex­hibit area for in­ter­ac­tion with var­i­ous care providers as well as af­ter­noon break­out ses­sions to as­sist in spe­cific ar­eas of need. Fam­ily and pro­fes­sional care­givers, vol­un­teers, clergy, stu­dents, com­mu­nity providers, pub­lic safety per­son­nel, and the com­mu­nity are en­cour­aged to at­tend.

Reg­is­tra­tion is re­quired for the con­fer­ence. To reg­is­ter, call the Alzheimer’s As­so­ci­a­tion at 1- 800272-3900.

Agnes Ha­gin/SJ

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