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Alzheimer’s and dementia seminar in Savannah on Feb. 1

Health care professionals and caregivers are invited to attend a one-day seminar that will give them a greater understanding of dementia-related conditions.

‘Understanding Dementia and Alzheimer’s: What Every Health Care Provider Should Know” will be held on Friday, Feb. 1, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Coastal Georgia Center in Savannah.

Sponsored by the Continuing Education Center at Georgia Southern University and the Magnolia Coastlands Area Health Education Center, the seminar is ideal for caregivers, nurses, dieticians, counselors, social workers and nursing home administrators.

Keynote speaker Teepa Snow combines experience as an occupational therapist with her work as a dementia care and dementia education specialist.
The seminar will also feature presentations by Frieda Brown, a dietician with over 30 years of experience, and Sharon Dickol of the Coastal Area Agency on Aging.

The topics of discussion will include how to recognize the beginning signs of dementia, and how to differentiate between dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and forgetfulness.

Seminar participants are eligible to receive six hours of continuing education credit from the following entities: the Georgia chapter of the National Association of Social Workers; the Georgia Nurses Association; the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia; the Georgia Occupational Therapy Association; and the Georgia State Board of Nursing Home Administrators.

The fee for the seminar is $125 per person, which includes continental breakfast and lunch. To sign up or obtain more information, visit http://ceps.georgiasouthern.edu/conted/dementia&aging.html or call (912) 681-5551.

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