Caregiver conference scheduled on March 24 in Cartersville
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.