Seminar to Provide Resources for Caregivers of Dementia and Alzheimer Patients

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The Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center (VAMC) Dementia Committee presents a seminar Nov. 7 for area caregivers and healthcare professionals titled “The Journey of Caregiving for Veterans with Dementia.” The daylong seminar in Columbia, S.C., for professional and non-professional caregivers and family members of those who are experiencing dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease will provide information on dementia, community and VA resources, management of difficult behaviors, and quality of life.

Presenter during the 2013 seminar. Audience is looking at presenter who is pointing to a PowerPoint slide titled Cause of Dementia that has a pie chart with the different causes and percentages.

One of the presenters during the 2013 seminar. During this year’s seminar on Nov. 7, Jolene Brackey, author of the book Creating Moments of Joy: A Journal for Caregivers will serve as keynote speaker.

The daylong seminar for professional and non-professional caregivers and family members of those who are experiencing dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease will provide information on dementia, community and VA resources, and management of difficult behaviors.

The Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center (VAMC) Dementia Committee presents a seminar Nov. 7 for area caregivers and healthcare professionals titled “The Journey of Caregiving for Veterans with Dementia.”

The daylong seminar for professional and non-professional caregivers and family members of those who are experiencing dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease will provide information on dementia, community and VA resources, management of difficult behaviors, and quality of life.

Scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., the seminar will be held at the Dorn VAMC Auditorium, 6439 Garners Ferry Road, Columbia, S.C.

Jolene Brackey, celebrated orator and author of the book Creating Moments of Joy: A Journal for Caregivers will serve as keynote speaker.

Nursing and social work continuing education units are available free of charge and registration is required to participate in the seminar.

Contact Dorn VAMC Social Work Supervisor Marsha Ward at (803) 776-4000 ext. 4325 to register for the seminar.

For more information on healthcare programs and services at the Dorn VAMC, please visit us on the web.

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