Alzheimer's group schedules workshop - Catholic Courier

Alzheimer’s group schedules workshop

Pastors, other clergy and lay leaders in the Southern Tier are invited to attend an Alzheimer’s Association-sponsored workshop on Tuesday, Oct. 24, in Corning.

The seminar, “Alzheimer’s Disease: Tools for Faith Communities and Clergy,” will take place from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel, 125 Denison Parkway East. It is open to Catholic and non-Catholic leaders seeking insight into Alzheimer’s disease and how it impacts their congregations. Continuing-education credits are available.

Sessions and presenters will be as follows: “Alzheimer’s Disease: Promising Research,” Dr. Richard V. Welles, Guthrie Healthcare System; “Effective Communication in Dementia Care,” Dr. Kathleen A. Powers; and “What Faith Communities Can Do to Care for a Member or Friend with Alzheimer’s Disease,” Sharon S. Boyd, senior vice president, Alzheimer’s Association of Rochester.

The fee is $25 per person. Registration forms are due by Oct. 15. To obtain a form, and for other details, call the Alzheimer’s Association, 585/760-5400; e-mail kelly.harris@alz.org; or visit www.alz-rochesterny.org.

This program is being offered through the Alzheimer’s Association Learning Institute. The institute also offers 18 online courses for professional and nonprofessional caregivers. For more information, visit www.alz-rochesterny.org/onlinecourses.php.

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