CRANFORD – The Alzheimer’s Association, Greater New Jersey Chapter is holding a half-day conference for caregivers of individuals affected by Alzheimer’s disease on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at Union County College at the Roy Smith Theatre at 1033 Spring?eld Avenue, Cranford. They are holding it in conjunction with the Union County Division on Aging, the Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC), the Essex County Department of Citizen Services Division on Aging, and Union County College.
This special half-day conference focuses on wellness not only for the person with dementia, but for their caregivers as well. While there is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, research has shown that taking full advantage of available treatments, and care and support options may help. This conference will provide caregivers with practical information, resources and support.
Participants will hear the following presentations: Alzheimer’s Disease: Care Management Strategies, John Heath, MD, Geriatric Services Director, Summit Medical Group; Maintaining Your Health While Caregiving, Julie Coleman, RN, MSN, Adjunct Professor, Department of Nursing, Kean College; Transitioning to Long-Term Care Settings, Michelle Foster-Carter, Senior Community Outreach Specialist, Alzheimer’s Association; and Caregiver Resource Update & Navigating Medicaid, Betrice Thompson, Supervisor, Care Management Unit, Union County Division on Aging, and Donna Farrell, Outreach Coordinator, Union County Division on Aging.
The Union and Essex County Caregiver Conference is free of charge, but seating is limited. Call 1-973-586-4300 to register by Thursday, Dec. 6.