Fortunately, thousands of scientists, physicians, and health-related professionals across the globe are dedicated to both the eradication of this disease and the enhancement of patient care.
In an effort to properly inform and advise researchers, health professionals, and caregivers about Alzheimer patient care, the North Central Texas Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association is inviting health professionals to the 2015 Spring Symposium ‘Dementia from All Sides’ this Thursday, March 26th at the Riley Conference Center in Fort Worth, Texas.
The objective of the symposium is to enhance the life of dementia patients by providing healthcare professionals with proper information about the disease, insight into current innovations in Alzheimer’s research and treatment, and knowledge regarding preventative measures that could reduce the risk of disease onset.
The keynote address will be given by the Chief of Geriatric Medicine at UNT Health Science Center, Dr. Janice Knebl. Dr. Knebl will speak on ‘The Evolution of Alzheimer’s Disease.’
Dr. Sid O’Bryant, a leading researcher in Alzheimer’s Disease diagnostics, will speak about the impact clinical trials can have on patient treatment and update health professionals on the current advancements being made in the field.
Several field experts will host breakout sessions throughout the day focusing on specific concerns of Alzheimer’s Disease care and treatment, such as identification of the different symptoms and forms of the disease (Dr. Amy Moss, Dr. Leigh Johnson and Heather McKay), activities to benefit the brain health of patients (Heather McKay and Dr. Susan Franks), the advancement of public policy and advocacy (Becky Adamietz-Deo), the management of challenging patient behaviors (Dr. Kevin Gray and Dr. Kevin Conner), and legal steps in disease care planning (Monica Benson).
With a panel of experts garnering knowledge that spans from the lab bench to the patient’s bedside, the symposium will surely benefit any health-related professional providing care or treatment to Alzheimer’s Disease patients.
Registration for this event is required: www.alz.org/northcentraltexas.