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Thursday, February 25, 2021

Alzheimer’s Association Hosts Annual African-American Caregiver Seminar

The Alzheimer’s Association-North Central Texas Chapter is hosting its annual African American Seminar on Saturday, Feb. 17 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Tarrant County College ßouth Campus Student Center with an opening address from Tarrant County Commissioner Roy Brooks (Precinct-1).

African Americans are two times more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease but less likely to receive an early and accurate diagnosis. 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.

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. A light breakfast and lunch will be served between sessions.

Admission is free of charge but registration is required. For more information or to register, call 800-272-3900 or visit bit.ly/alzaa2018.

Social workers may receive three hours of continuing education free of charge.

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