Dallas caregivers symposium in November

Posted on 10/13/23

Every day, family caregivers assist their older parents, spouses, siblings, grandparents, and other loved ones so they can live independently in their homes—where they want to be.

Caregivers help with everything, including medications and medical care, meals, bathing and dressing, chores, finances, grocery shopping, transportation, and more. Many family caregivers work full or part-time, and some also care for children. The reality is that family caregivers are stressed and often overwhelmed, balancing the physical, emotional, financial, and time-consuming demands required to care for their older loved one.

To help caregivers meet these immense challenges, AARP is co-hosting the Hopeful Alzheimer’s & Caregivers’ Symposium on November 18, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Caregivers are encouraged to attend and connect with experts, share experiences, and find solace in a community that understands. The event is free, but registration is required.

Register here: Hopeful2023.eventbrite.com

The event will be held at the UT Southwestern Medical Center, 5323 Harry Hines Blvd., Rm. D1.600, Dallas, TX 75390.

Don't miss this chance to gain valuable insights from these renowned professionals in the field.

· Dr. Monica Parker, Director of the Goizueta Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at Emory University in Atlanta will present on Dementia and the importance of minority participation in clinical trials.

· Ms. Susan Williams, Associate Director, AARP-Texas will share caregiving strategies.

· Dr. Ihab Hajjar, the Pogue Family Distinguished University Chair in Alzheimer's Disease Clinical Research and Care at UT Southwestern Medical School, will present findings from his clinical research and discuss the approved Alzheimer’s medicines.

· Attorney Shari K. Lamb will discuss elder law issues.

· Ms. Kamica King, MA, MT- MA, MT-BC, and board-certified Music Therapist will discuss how music therapy impacts those living with dementia.

Please join us at this in-person event and be part of a supportive network that fosters hope and resilience. Register now and secure your spot at the symposium. Refreshments will be provided.

Register here: Hopeful2023.eventbrite.com

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