Alzheimer’s Disease Assistance Center Caregivers' Workshop Scheduled for November 4

The Alzheimer’s Disease Assistance Center of Long Island (ADAC-LI) will host its fourteenth annual Caregivers’ Practical Help Workshop on Friday, November 4, 2011 at the Stony Brook University Health Sciences Center.

Program Director Darlene Jyringi said that the workshop will offer practical advice about how to care for a person with Alzheimer’s Disease or other dementia. It is designed for family members caring for someone at home and for professionals who care for people with dementia in health care facilities.

Mark Sedler, MD MPH, Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, and Medical Director of the ADAC-LI, will present an overview of Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias, which will be followed by a presentation on communication and behavioral challenges by Lory Bright-Long, MD, CMD, Medical Director of the Maria Regina Residence. In the afternoon, Howard J. Atlas, JD, CELA will discuss legal and financial issues and Linda Costanza, RCSW will talk about caring for the caregiver.

The Alzheimer’s Disease Assistance Center of Long Island is a program of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at Stony Brook University. It is one of eight centers state-wide sponsored by the New York State Department of Health. The ADAC-LI serves as a regional resource for expert diagnosis, public education and information about Alzheimer’s Disease. Its weekly support groups provides opportunities for caregivers to share information and advice.

The workshop, which is free and open to the public, will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Lecture Hall 2 of the Health Sciences Center. A free lunch will be provided. Registration is required by October 28. Call 631-444-4000 or 631-444-1365.

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