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April 24, 2019
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sharon Lawson Room
508 N. Cusick Street
Maryville, TN 37804
Dementia April 24 2019 (Signage)
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Focus On Seniors: Dementia

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Library Sponsored - Open to Public

Dementia is a family illness.  It is well recognized that an adult diagnosed with one of the many illnesses that lead to dementia will see their life change profoundly.  It is less well understood outside of affected families just how much the lives of caregivers will be affected.  In fact, caregivers  suffer far higher rates of mental, physical, and emotional illnesses than adults not serving in this role.  As modern healthcare moves more care out of the hospital and other institutional settings, the demands on caregivers will continue to rise.  Kevin James, M. D., specialist in geriatric medicine, will address the aspects of Dementia diagnosis and treatment that will give caregivers a stronger understanding of what to expect and how to succeed.