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Lunch and Learn: Early Stage Memory Loss – When to Call Your Health Care Professional
March 9, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
SPONSORED BY HUFFINGTON FOUNDATION
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Has your dad been having challenges with calculating the tip at dinner? Has your mom started repeating the same stories over and over? Does your spouse keep losing things or putting them in unusual places? Signs of the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease aren’t always clear and can be challenging to manage. In this presentation, Sally will share the early warning signs of dementia, offer tips on how to manage your loved one, and advise you about when to see your health care professional about a diagnosis.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. Check in will begin 15 minutes prior to the program beginning.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
For the three past years, Sally has been serving as the Health Services Director for Amazing Place. In this role, she provides health assessments for the Participants, medication administration, health education for both Amazing Place staff and Participants, and caregiver consultations. Her favorite activity is having morning coffee with the Participants discussing current events and reviewing the day’s programs. Prior to joining Amazing Place, Sally worked as a research nurse at the UT Health School of Nursing Center on Aging. She served as a Nurse Interventionist on an in home stroke study for stroke survivors and their spousal caregivers. She has given numerous presentations on a wide variety of older adult topics for both nursing professional and community caregivers. Sally received her BSN from DePauw University in Indiana and her Master’s in Mental Health Nursing from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. She is very happy to be working at Amazing Place with the Participants and families.