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Conference for Family and Professional Caregivers

Oct. 7, 2009

The Alzheimer’s Association and the Huntington’s Disease Society of America present “Expanding Horizons – A Family Caregiver Conference” on Saturday, October 24th, 2009 at the Wyndham Milwaukee Airport and Convention Center, 4747 S. Howell Avenue in Milwaukee. The focus of this first annual conference is on the aspects of providing care for a person with Alzheimer’s or other related dementia as well as Huntington’s Disease. Leading medical researchers, therapists, financial experts and experienced caregivers will provide information and resources to the attendees of this conference.

Sessions on Alzheimer’s disease and Huntington’s Disease will cover research updates, long-term planning and benefits, home safety and wellness for the caregiver. General sessions will be presented by Terry Lynch of Strategies for Independent Aging in Racine and Lynda Markut, MS, of the Alzheimer’s Association.

For a limited time, the special on the registration fee is being offered. Two can now attend for the price of one: $25.00 for two family caregivers and $60 for two healthcare professionals, for whom a certificate of attendance will be provided. The registration fee includes lunch, parking, conference book and handouts. The registration due date has been extended to October 20, 2009. Register online at hdsa.org/horizons. For information or a brochure, call 1-877-330-2699. This conference is made possible in part from the support of the Helen Bader Foundation and Lundbeck Pharmaceuticals.

Discounted rooms are available for October 23rd and October 24th at the Wyndham; call 414-481-8000. A limited number of scholarships are available; call Jean Morak for information at 877-330-2699.

The Alzheimer’s Association is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research, to enhance care and support for all affected and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. The Alzheimer’s Association, Southeastern Wisconsin chapter provides information, education, and support to people with Alzheimer’s and related dementias, their families, and healthcare professionals throughout the 11-county region. For more information about Alzheimer’s disease and local services visit www.alz.org/sewi, call the 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900 or the Spanish line at 414-750-6640.

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