Alzheimer's Association - North Central Texas
Tue, 06/24/2014 - 10:00am
Growth in collaborative efforts among researchers across the globe is finally making a difference in the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, says Meharvan Singh, PhD.
“Collaboration is the key to tackling any complex disease,” Singh said recently. “Alzheimer’s researchers today are so eager and willing to collaborate because we know it is the recipe for success. You can’t do it by yourself and meet the needs. You can’t be the Lone Ranger.”
Singh is dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the UNT Health Science Center in Fort Worth and president-elect of the Alzheimer’s Association – North Central Texas Chapter. He will discuss progress being made in Alzheimer’s research laboratories all over the world at a free public seminar 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, June 24 at Clark Gardens, near Mineral Wells.
There is no charge to attend, but reservations are requested. To reserve your spot, call Shelly Young at 800-272-3900.
Tue, 05/27/2014 - 10:00am
A dementia care expert will be at the Doss Heritage and Culture Center in Weatherford Tuesday, May 27, to help professional and family caregivers struggling with the everyday challenges of caring for people with Alzheimer’s disease.
Heather McKay will present a free half-day seminar on “Becoming a Confident Caregiver,” beginning at 10 a.m. and including lunch. The program is sponsored by the North Central Texas Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.
McKay says she is on a mission to help caregivers understand the science behind degenerative brain diseases and recognize behaviors that are typical of people with dementia-related conditions so the caregivers can better deal with day-to-day challenges.
The goal is to improve patient outcomes through caregiver education. McKay says she especially wants caregivers to better understand why their loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease say the things they say and do the things they do.
She will discuss in simple terms the changes that take place in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias and how these changes manifest themselves in specific behaviors and language.
She will outline strategies for communicating with people at various stages of dementia and teach seminar participants to recognize different levels of ability so that they may offer the appropriate type and amount of assistance needed.
The Alzheimer’s Association - North Central Texas Chapter will screen Angel’s Perch, a new independent feature film that examines the delicate relationship between past and present, memory and loss, as depicted by a family struggling with Alzheimer’s disease. The film screening will be followed by a facilitated discussion about the movie on April 16, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Doss Heritage and Cultural Center. There is no charge to attend, but reservations are appreciated. For more information or to reserve a seat, call Shelly Young at 817-336-4949 or 800-272-3900.
Thu, 02/13/2014 - 12:00pm
The Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group of East Parker County meets Thursday, Feb. 13 at noon at the Aledo United Methodist Church, 100 Pecan St.
Alzheimer's Association representative Judy Budlong will speak.
For more information call Sussie Jordan at 512-923-9268
Repeats every month on the second Thursday until Thu Jun 12 2014 . Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:00pm
Thu, 02/13/2014 - 12:00pm
Thu, 03/13/2014 - 12:00pm
Thu, 04/10/2014 - 12:00pm
Thu, 05/08/2014 - 12:00pm
Thu, 06/12/2014 - 12:00pm
Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group
The Alzherimer’s Caregiver Support Group of East Parker County meets the second Thursday of each month at noon at the Aledo United Methodist Church, 100 Pecan St.
The next meeting is Jan. 9.