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Caregiver conference set for Aug. 3

By Staff Reports
Published in News on July 18, 2010 1:50 AM

On Aug. 3, a Caregiver Education Conference will be held from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the First Pentecostal Holiness Church on 1100 First Church Road, Goldsboro. This Caregiver Education Conference is being sponsored by Alzheimer's North Carolina, Eastern Carolina Council Area Agency on Aging and the Wayne County Services on Aging.

The theme of the conference is "Easing Transitions Through Dementia Care." The morning keynote address will be presented by Dr. Dan Kaufer of the UNC-Memory Disorders Clinic. After the keynote presentation, participants will be able to choose from several breakout sessions: "Preparing for Emergency Situations, Not If But When;" "Accepting, Coping and Reducing Your Stress;" and "Sooner Rather Than Later: Legal Planning for Caregivers." Lunch will be served and there will be exhibitors with additional information pertaining to caring for a person with dementia. The Caregiver Conference will end with a presentation by the Rev. Richard Groves who has the unique perspective of being a pastor who took care of a spouse with Alzheimer's for many years.

Pre-registration is required. For registration information, contact Nancy Broadwell of Alzheimer's North Carolina at 832-3732. There is a $5 registration fee for Family Caregivers and a $15 fee for professionals (with an additional fee of $10 for continuing education credits). Registrations are due July 27.