Congressman Joe Pitts (PA-16) is sponsoring an informative conference on Alzheimer's disease on September 6 in the Stager Conference Center at Lancaster General Hospital, 555 N. Duke Street, Lancaster, PA, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The conference is free and open to anyone wanting to know more about the disease and about providing care to those suffering from it. Space is limited and individuals should RSVP by calling the Lancaster General Health Contact Center at 888-LGH-INFO (544-4636.)
"Those suffering from Alzheimer's and their families face a unique set of challenges," said Congressman Pitts. "Because the disease attacks the body and the brain, caregivers need a special set of skills to manage care. I'm pleased to work with Lancaster General Health to hold a free conference that will present the latest information on this devastating disease. Caregivers don't have to do this alone, there are great resources available to help manage Alzheimer's."
The conference, entitled "Alzheimer's: Answers Start Here," will cover the stages and diagnosis of the disease, review treatment options and discuss the caregiver's role. Sessions will be led by doctors specializing in geriatrics, staff from the Alzheimer's Association and experts from the National Institute on Aging. The conference will also review the newly released National Plan to Address Alzheimer's.
"For many years Lancaster General Health has actively diagnosed and treated patients with Alzheimer's and other types of memory loss and helped families manage their loved ones care," said Thomas E. Beeman, CEO & President. "In recognizing September as World Alzheimer's Month, we also recognize the impact the disease has on our society and the importance of supporting caregivers in their work."
The conference will be held in the Stager Conference Center at Lancaster General Hospital. Free parking will be available at the hospital parking garage at the James Street Entrance. More information about the disease is available at www.alzheimers.gov.