Frances Pew Hayes Center to host free seminars on Alzheimer’s

In partnership with the local chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, the Frances Pew Hayes Center for Lifelong Learning at Hodges University will present a series of free seminars on Alzheimer’s disease. The series will be held on each Tuesday during the month of May, from 2:00pm to 4:00 pm, at the Hodges University Science and Technology building, 2655 Northbrooke Drive, just off I-75, in Naples. These seminars are especially for caregivers, families, and healthcare professionals caring for persons with Alzheimer’s disease.

The series will begin on May 1 with a seminar on the basics of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.  Guests will learn the differences between common dementias, the ten warning signs, how to get diagnosed, and what the stages of dementia include.  Guest speaker for the lecture will be Catherine Cruikshank, Ph.D, Director of Education, Alzheimer’s Association.

The other sessions will include: 

  • May 8: Open Forum Presentation on Legal Documents Such as: Durable Power of Attorney, Living Wills, Advanced Directives, Estate Wills and Trusts.
  • May 15: Hospice Services - how to apply, and what to expect when you loved one is actively dying.
  • May 22: Momentum in Science, Part 1: State-of-the-science odyssey that takes attendees inside the laboratories and clinics of 25 leading scientists and physicians, revealing some of the most cutting-edge research advances.
  • May 29th:  Momentum in Science, Part 2.

Refreshments for each session will be provided compliments of Concierge Home Health Care. All seminars are free and open to the public, but reservations are requested. For more information, please contact Catherine Cruikshank at the Alzheimer’s Association, Collier Office, (239) 405-7008.

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