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Alzheimer’s Association to host annual spring symposium
March 28 @ 8:30 am
The Alzheimer’s Association – North Central Texas Chapter will host its 16th annual spring symposium, “Dementia: Current Trends and Future Directions,” from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28 at Esports Stadium Arlington and Expo Center (formerly known as the Arlington Convention Center).
The Association’s largest education event for family caregivers and healthcare professionals offers up-to-date, useful information on a variety of topics pertaining to Alzheimer’s and dementia-related care and support from experts in the field.
Sid O’Bryant, Ph.D, professor for the department of pharmacology at UNT Health Science Center, will share his research about transitional aging and his treatments to those who are impacted by the disease.
In addition, local and regional experts in Alzheimer’s disease, law, psychology, and dementia care will offer breakout sessions on topics of interest to family members who are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s and for healthcare workers who specialize in dementia care. Representatives of the Alzheimer’s Association and businesses serving the needs of caregivers and persons with dementia will have information available from symposium attendees.
The symposium will offer continuing education credits with the goal of providing timely information regarding dementia care to improve patient outcomes.
Registration fees are $75 for professionals. Light breakfast and lunch will be provided. There is no charge for people living with dementia and care partners to attend. A suggested donation of $25 is appreciated to cover the costs.
The Esports Stadium Arlington and Expo Center is located at 1200 Ballpark Way, Arlington, Texas 76011. For more information or to register, call 1-800-272-3900 or visit alznct.news/springsymp2019.
About the Alzheimer’s Association
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support, and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s. For more information, visit alz.org.