11th Annual Pythias A. and Virginia I. Jones African-American Community Forum on Memory Loss
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Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Maryland Chapter, this comprehensive event will inform the community about memory loss, support caregivers, share the promise of research and advise on getting involved to help conquer this disease. Lisa Barnes, Ph.D. (Rush University Medical Center) will open the Forum with the plenary talk on the risk factors for dementia in older African-Americans. Morning and afternoon breakout sessions will cover legal and financial planning, medication management, causes of dementia and how to diagnose them, healthy habits and managing caregiver stress. The closing panel discussion will explore programs and services to help dementia caregivers. Additionally, attendees can receive nutrition consultations and blood pressure screenings, and schedule Glaucoma screenings. A complimentary continental breakfast and lunch also will be provided. The Alzheimer's Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. Its mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Its vision is a world without Alzheimer's®. Visit www.alz.org.