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Senior Helpers Hosts Free National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregiving Event

WHERE
· Hilton Austin
WHEN
· Thursday, September 26, 2013
TIME
· 1p

Senior Helpers Hosts Free National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregiving Event
Alzheimer’s and Dementia: Caring for the Caregiver, September 26, 2013

Today, someone in America develops Alzheimer’s disease every 68 seconds. In Texas, it’s estimated that 470,000 people aged 65 and older will have Alzheimer’s disease by the year 2025, resulting in the need for thousands of people to provide care for those suffering from the disease. Senior Helpers is a national network of in-home senior care franchises that connects trained caregivers with seniors, many of whom are suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

 

On Thursday, September 26, 2013, caregivers in the Austin area will have the opportunity to attend a free national event sponsored by Senior Helpers. Guest speakers at the event will include Leeza Gibbons, longtime entertainment host and advocate of family caregivers, and nationally renowned occupational therapist and dementia care expert Teepa Snow.

 

This educational session will include topics ranging from combating caregiver stress to identifying the signs of Alzheimer’s and dementia, and will also be available to view online, via a webcast. The webcast component offers a unique and flexible opportunity for people who are typically unable to attend similar conferences due to their caregiving responsibilities. Senior Helpers’ goal is to offer support to caregivers in order to help them combat stress and better care for their loved one, or find the appropriate help that they need to do so, ultimately increasing the quality of care of the senior in need.

 

This event is open to media and is sure to be an inspiring event presenting a rare opportunity to learn more about Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and caregiving.

 

WHO:               Senior Helpers

Leeza Gibbons, family caregiver advocate and celebrity spokesperson

Teepa Snow, Occupational Therapist and nationally renowned dementia care expert with more than 30 years of experience in geriatrics

 

WHAT:              Join Senior Helpers, Leeza Gibbons and Teepa Snow for an event that will cover topics ranging from combating caregiver stress to identifying the signs of Alzheimer’s and dementia. The event will introduce attendees to the Senior Gems® approach, a revolutionary program created by Teepa Snow and Senior Helpers that helps caregivers and families care for their elderly loved ones with this devastating disease. The Senior Gems® program is the first of its kind in the in-home care industry, and focuses on what people with dementia can do instead of what they cannot do. Using a classification system based on the Allen Cognitive Disability Theory, the program defines which stage of dementia the person is experiencing in order to devise the best care plan for that individual.

 

WHERE:             Hilton Austin

                        500 East 4th Street

Austin, Texas, 78701

 

To register to attend the live event, please visit www.regonline.com/caregiving-austin

To register for the webcast, please visit http://caregiving.seniorhelpers.com

 

WHEN:              September 26th, 2013
 1:00 p.m. EST

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