Hodges Center to host free lecture on caring for Alzheimer’s patients

The Frances Pew Hayes Center for Lifelong Learning at Hodges University will present a free session on care giving for Alzheimer’s patients. The lecture will be held on Tuesday, March 8 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Hodges University Science and Technology building, 2655 Northbrooke Drive, just off I-75, in Naples.

The session will present a collection of five family portraits which illustrate caring for different stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Each will highlight the sacrifices, struggles and successes made buy those experiencing their loved ones’ descent into dementia. These caregivers can vividly remember the extraordinary lives their loved ones led as they watch their spouses and siblings slowly slip away.

This program is being provided by the Alzheimer’s Association as a resource for the community.  The Alzheimer’s Association – Florida Gulf Coast Chapter exists to provide a support system for those affected by Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder through patient & family services, education, advocacy and research.

The program is free of charge and open to the public, but pre-registrations are required. For more information, please contact Christine Wheeler at (239) 598-6133.

In addition to the lecture, the Alzheimer’s Memory Mobile will be at Hodges University on Wednesday, March 9 from 10am – 4pm.  All are welcome to stop by and visit, or those interested can make a specific appointment to have a free confidential Memory Screening done.  Catherine Cruikshank, Director of Education, will be available to answer questions and hand out resources throughout the day.  To schedule an appointment for the Memory Mobile, please contact the Alzheimer’s Association directly by calling 405-7008. 

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