Houston, TX (PRWEB) March 27, 2014
Mind Heart Soul Ministry and Lakewood Church invite the community to attend open-to-the-public workshops on Saturday, April 5 at 9:00 a.m., designed to help families affected by dementia. The no-cost event will address topics many in America are facing: caregiving, dementia and Alzheimer’s, a disease that affects more than five million people across the United States.
During the event, Dr. Eddie L. Patton Jr. – an expert from American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology – will also address the recent discovery that diabetes leads to more dementia diagnosis, and the fact that women are twice as likely to have Alzheimer’s than men.
The following workshops are available:
- A Personal Journey Through Dementia and Memory Loss – Hear an inspiring account of a mother and son’s journey through Alzheimer’s led by Vic Mazmanian, leader of the Mind Heart Soul Ministry. Attendees will find hope in this personal story about how the family made it through one of life’s biggest challenges.
- Aging and Memory: What’s Normal and What’s Not? – Eddie L. Patton, Jr., MD MS leads this educational session on the early warning signs of Alzheimer’s and dementia. Attendees will also learn ways to maintain a healthy mind.
- How to Manage Caregiver Stress – During this group breakout session, attendees will gain a variety of valuable advice and resources for their journey.
- Emotional Baggage: Check It or Carry On? – This breakout session will offer a range of advice – from working through changes in a loved one’s behavior to identifying the right time to seek professional care.
This event will be held at Lakewood Church located at 3700 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77027 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Complimentary short-term care will be available to those attend. And all attendees are welcome to enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast. For event information, please call Nancy at (713) 491-1114.
The Mind Heart Soul Ministry is dedicated to providing education and support for the families and loved ones of individuals affected by Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. This faith-based support network offers access to information, resources, pastoral care and training related to the care of individuals with memory-impairment. Through a unique partnership with Silverado, the Mind Heart Soul Ministry has access to a myriad of resources and best care practices from professionals in the field. A schedule of events is available online.