Hodges Center to host free lecture series on Alzheimer’s

The Frances Pew Hayes Center for Lifelong Learning at Hodges University will host a free lecture series on Alzheimer’s. The sessions, “The Alzheimer’s Project,” will be held at the Naples campus of Hodges University, 2655 Northbrooke Drive, off Immokalee Road, just east of I-75.

This program will focus on the HBO series, “The Alzheimer’s Project.” The three-week lecture will have participants viewing the video series, followed by discussion. Part one, entitled “Memory Loss” looks at the Alzheimer’s experience from the point of view of the person with the disease. Part two, entitled “Grandpa, Do You Know Who I Am?” features Maria Shriver, and offers five family portraits of people in different stages of Alzheimer’s. It also offers advice on helping grandchildren cope with the disease. Part three of the series, “Momentum in Science,” addresses the latest research on the disease, and what is on the horizon. This informative lecture series will be held on February 2, 9 and 16 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

The series will be facilitated by Dr. Catherine Cruikshank. She has been a Regional Director with the Alzheimer’s Association, Florida Gulf Coast Chapter, since January 2006. Dr. Catherine Cruikshank recently completed her Doctoral studies in Gerontology.

The session is free of charge but reservations are required. To reserve a seat, please contact Christine Wheeler at (239) 598-6133.

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