Alzheimer’s Arkansas Celebrates 12th Annual Alzheimer’s Caregiver Symposium Hope for the Future March 14

Since 1984, the mission of Alzheimer’s Arkansas has been to provide the information and support needed so that all Arkansans affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia’s are able to live with dignity and comfort until a cure is found. Alzheimer’s Arkansas achieves this mission in many different ways – support groups throughout the state, 24-hour telephone support, financial assistance, the lending library, and a monthly newsletter to name a few, but one of the principal ways, however, is through education.

Friday March 14, 2014, Alzheimer’s Arkansas, with community partner CareLink, the Central Arkansas Area Agency on Aging, and Foundation Sponsors, the Good Shepherd Community and Raymon Harvey, Attorney at Law will present the twelfth annual caregiver symposium Hope for the Future at Geyer Springs First Baptist Church located at 9601 I-30 in Little Rock from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. Registration begins at 7:30 am.

This daylong symposium provides family and professional caregivers with general information regarding the related dementia’s including Alzheimer’s disease; plus the tools, knowledge, and techniques to improve care-giving skills; as well as information regarding the community resources available to caregivers and individuals living with memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease through a vendor exhibit.

Family caregivers attend free of charge, unless requesting continuing education units (CEU’s). Reimbursement for respite care is available for family caregivers with limited resources. Respite reimbursement will help to offset the cost of caring for their affected loved one. The charge for ALL professionals and family caregivers requesting CEU’s is $60.00. Six CEU’s will be available. For more information on CEU’s please contact Priscilla Pittman. Registration is required for Hope for the Future. Please visit the Alzheimer’s Arkansas website for registration information or call Alzheimer’s Arkansas at 501-224-0021 or 1-800-689-6090.