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Alzheimer's Association Community Education Program: Dinner with the Doctor

06/01/2015

Essex County area residents are invited to the Alzheimer's Association's community education program on dementia, entitled, "Dementia, Alzheimer's Disease and Current Treatment Approaches". The program will be held on Tuesday, June 16, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., at Barnabas Health Hospice, Corporate Building, 95 Old Short Hills Road, West Orange.The speaker is Shira Goldberg, MD, Barnabas Health Medical Group, Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Care. The program is free but registration is required to reserve seating and materials, and light dinner will be served. Please call 973.586.4300 by June 15 to RSVP.

Program Description: Alzheimer's disease is life changing for the diagnosed individual, as well as their families and caregivers. As the disease progresses, people experience considerable changes with memory, abilities, judgement and behavior. While there is no cure for Alzheimer's, taking full advantage of available treatment, care and support resources can help those affected by the disease. This special program will include an overview of Alzheimer's disease and related dementia disorders, including the diagnostic process, available medical treatments, and care techniques. We will conclude the program with an overview of helpful resources that are available to support both the caregiver, as well as the person with the disease.

To download a .pdf about this program, click here.

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