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Wednesday, May 11, 2011 General News J E 4
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Free Dementia Caregivers Conference June 7

LAKE GENEVA, Wis., May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An estimated 5.4 million people are living with Alzheimer's disease and in 2010, over 14.9 million family and friends were responsible for their care.*

The Alzheimer's Association, in conjunction with A Day In Time Adult Day Care Inc. in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, Home Helpers and Mercy Walworth Hospital and Medical Center in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin are providing a free seminar for caregivers on Tuesday, June 7 from 9 am – 1 pm at the Monte Carlo Room in Elkhorn, Wisconsin.

Conference topics will include:

  • Obtaining a thorough diagnosis
  • Planning meaningful activities
  • Making a home safe for caregiving
  • Communication techniques and behavioral approaches
  • Self-care for the caregiver
  • Available support services

Guest speaker, James McCoy, MD, family and geriatric medicine physician at Mercy Walworth Hospital and Medical Center in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin will provide insights on the diagnostic process as well as physician-caregiver relationships and treatment.

Free onsite respite will be available for caregivers.

Registration is required by calling (920) 728-4088 or (262) 248-2922.

*Alzheimer's Association

SOURCE Mercy Health System

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