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Alzheimer’s Association and FAU Present Caregiver Symposium

Second Annual Event to Focus on Alzheimer’s Research and Caregiving


            BOCA RATON, FL (September 29, 2009)
–  The Alzheimer’s Association and the Louis and Anne Green Memory and Wellness Center at Florida Atlantic University present the Second Annual Early Stage Symposium, “Looking to the Future: Where Research is Leading Us,” at the FAU College of Nursing, Room 202, on Friday, October 16, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The symposium, which focuses on research, is for people in an early stage of Alzheimer’s disease or other memory disorder and their care partners.  Speakers will include Michael Slifer,  MD, from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, who will present on “Alzheimer’s Disease Genetics;”Nikunj S. Patel, PhD, from Scripps Florida, who willpresent on Drug Discovery and Development;” andDavid Loewenstein PhD, ABPP/CN, from the University of Miami, who will present on“Cognitive Training in Early Alzheimer’s Disease.”

“We are very privileged to have these distinguished researchers in our local area who will share with us the most recent advances in the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders,” said Denise Sparks, PhD, director of FAU’s Memory and Wellness Center.

Admission is $10, which includes lunch, and is payable at the door.  Seating is limited, so RSVP by Monday, October 12 to the Memory and Wellness Center at 561-297-0503. 

-FAU-

About Florida Atlantic University:

Florida Atlantic University’s Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing is committed to nurturing the wholeness of persons and environment through Caring.

Florida Atlantic University opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University serves more than 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students on seven campuses. Building on its rich tradition as a teaching university, with a world-class faculty, FAU hosts ten colleges:  College of Architecture, Urban & Public Affairs, Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Biomedical Science, the College of Business, the College of  Education, the College of  Engineering & Computer Science, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Graduate College,  the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science.  

About Alzheimer’s Association:

The Alzheimer's Association, Southeast Florida Chapter is a local 501 (c)3 organization committed to helping the families of Okeechobee, St. Lucie, Martin, Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe counties.  The Association provides a 24 hour HELPLINE offering crisis control, caring support, information and resources at 1 (800) 272-3900 locally and nationally.  The Chapter also provides support groups, education, training and advocacy programs for more than 200,000 people in its area.  The nationwide Alzheimer’s Association Safe Return®  Wanderer’s program for Alzheimer’s patients and their caregivers is the organization’s strongest safety measure, saving lives every day.  The Association’s dual mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research and to enhance care and support for individuals, their families and caregivers.  For more information or to make a donation, please call 1 (800) 861-7826 or visit www.alz.org/seflorida.

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