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AARP Louisiana co-sponsors free Caregiver’s Conference in Monroe

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July 12, 2016  

 

AARP Louisiana co-sponsors free Caregiver’s Conference in Monroe 

Conference will focus on caring for a loved one living with Alzheimer’s or Dementia


 

Monroe, LA – AARP Louisiana is co-sponsoring a caregiver’s conference hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association in Monroe. The conference aims to support caregivers and help them gain a better understanding of the rights they have regarding a loved one who is suffering from Alzheimer’s or Dementia. The event will take place 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday, July 23 at the Emily P. Robinson Community Center, 3504 Jackson Street in Monroe, LA.

There are 42 million family caregivers in America -- about one out of every five adults -- and that number will go up as Baby Boomers age. Caring for a loved one is difficult. That’s why AARP is here to help caregivers with the tools, information and support they need to care for their loved one and themselves.

AARP Louisiana Volunteer and West Monroe resident Deanne Groves will present the workshop Prepare to Care – A Practical Resource Guide for Families to support caregivers along the caregiving journey. This workshop discusses the challenges caregivers may face and reviews resources available. Other workshops scheduled include  “Alzheimer’s Overview & Therapeutic and Preventative Research Updates,” hosted by Yazan Batarseh, Ph.D. and “Dementia Conversations – Driving, Doctor Visits, & Legal Plan,” hosted by Stacey Denham, Alzheimer’s Association.

There is no registration fee to attend but seating is limited. Please call AARP 1-877-926-8300 to reserve your seat at the event. AARP will provide a light lunch and door prizes will be awarded throughout the day. For more information contact the Alzheimer’s Association, Louisiana Chapter at dhayes@alz.org or call (318) 861-8680.

 

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million, that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment and income security, retirement planning, affordable utilities and protection from financial abuse. We advocate for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name as well as help our members obtain discounts on a wide range of products, travel, and services.  A trusted source for lifestyle tips, news and educational information, AARP produces AARP The Magazine, the world's largest circulation magazine; AARP Bulletin; www.aarp.org; AARP TV & Radio; AARP Books; and AARP en Español, a Spanish-language website addressing the interests and needs of Hispanics. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates.  The AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. AARP has staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Learn more at www.aarp.org.

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