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Alzheimer's Caregivers Get Help Via Kentucky TeleCare

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 7, 2011) — A free presentation by the University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, the Alzheimer's Association, the UK Center for Excellence in Rural Health, the Kentucky TeleHealth Network and local hospitals may be helpful to Alzheimer's caregivers in ten Kentucky communities.

A live, interactive video presentation to be held April 28 at 6:30 p.m. EDT/5:30 p.m. CDT will focus on "Caring for the Caregiver: Tips on Caring for You as You Care for Your Loved One." The presentation will be viewable at various locations in Hazard, Harlan, Pikeville, Paducah, Glasgow, Hopkinsville, Madisonville, Monroe County, Morehead and Owensboro.

The event is free of charge and open to the public, but registration is mandatory. Participants should contact the Alzheimer's Association at 1-800-272-3900 to find a local venue reserve a spot.

Also watch for other upcoming community presentations related to Alzheimer's disease on July 28 and October 27.

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 University of Kentucky TeleCare at (859) 257-6404.