The Home Assistance Referral Team is hosting a seminar titled “Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia.” The free event is offered to all caregivers enrolled in HART, and is also open to the public. Speakers include Ken Garbarino, M.D., geriatrician, and medical director of Family Choice of New York; Chelsea Torgalski, education outreach specialist, Alzheimer’s Association; and Abby Reardon, CPR- and first aid-certified, and certified music and movement specialist for Dementia Care.
This seminar will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, at the HART office, 505 Cayuga St., Lewiston. The entrance is in the back parking lot of the First Presbyterian Church. Light refreshments will be served.
Board Chairperson Patricia Berggren said, “HART offers seminars on various topics to our caregivers throughout the year, but felt that the topic of Alzheimer’s and dementia was one from which the community could benefit. We have many of our caregivers working with individuals who are dealing with dementia and Alzheimer’s.”
Executive Director Christine S. O’Hara said, “The seminar will focus on basic information on the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia: stages, risk factors, and FDA-approved treatments.”
For more information, or to make a reservation, call the office at 716-754-8313.
HART is a free referral service that connects seniors and others with qualified caregivers, allowing them to remain independent in their own homes.