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Alzheimer’s Association hosts annual African-American caregiver seminar

The North Central Texas Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association will host its annual African American Seminar from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at Tarrant County College’s South Campus Student Center.

The event will feature an opening address from Tarrant County Commissioner Roy Brooks (Precinct-1).

According to the association, African Americans are two times more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease, and yet less likely to receive an early and accurate diagnosis.

The seminar, “Becoming a Confident Caregiver,” will focus on:

— Alzheimer’s disease and related forms of dementia

— Tips for managing the daily hurdles faced when dealing with the disease

— and Community resources available to caregivers to help relieve stress

All caregivers are welcome to attend the seminar and will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from organizations who serve caregiver needs. Social workers may receive three hours of continuing education free of charge.

Recognizing the warning signs for dementia and understanding they are not a normal part of aging empowers families to pursue early diagnosis and begin the process of treatment and planning for the future.

Admission is free, but registration is required. A light breakfast and lunch will be served between sessions.

For more information or to register, call 800-272-3900 or visit bit.ly/alzaa2018.

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