Allison Elliott-Shannon

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College: Medicine

UK Offers Presentation on Alzheimer's Disease Via Telecare

Published: Jan 25, 2013

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 25, 2013) — Are you a family member, friend or caregiver to a

person with a memory disorder such as Alzheimer's disease? If so, a free presentation by the University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, the Alzheimer's Association, the Kentucky TeleHealth Network and local health care centers may be helpful to you.

 

A live, interactive video presentation on Jan. 24, will cover the topic, "What's Your Personal Risk For Alzheimer's Disease?" The educational series is for family members and friends of persons with memory disorders. The presentation will be accessible at sites in Morehead, Murray, Hopkinsville, Harlan, Pikeville, Paducah, Glasgow, Madisonville, Owensboro, Tompkinsville and Hazard. All presentations will take place simultaneously, beginning at 6:30 p.m. EST and 5:30 p.m. CST and lasting for approximately 90 minutes.

 

The event is free and open to the public, but registration is mandatory. Contact Sarah Tarrant at (859) 323-1331 or sarah.tarrant@uky.edu to reserve your spot.

 

This program is put together through voluntary efforts by the staff of the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, UK Alzheimer’s Disease Center, Alzheimer’s Association, and Kentucky Telecare, to provide ongoing support to the family members, friends and caregivers of persons diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders in Kentucky communities. Using the interactive telemedicine system, this program is part of a larger effort to bring the support services of the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging to persons living outside the Lexington area.

 

For more information contact Kentucky TeleCare at (859) 257-6404.

 

MEDIA CONTACT: Allison Elliott, allison.elliott@uky.edu

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