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Help for Alzheimer's Caregivers in Kentucky, Ohio

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 17, 2011) — A free presentation by the University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, the Alzheimer's Association, the Kentucky TeleHealth Network and local hospitals may be helpful to Alzheimer's caregivers in the Lexington, Louisville and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky areas.

A live, interactive video presentation to be held Thursday, Aug. 18, 5:30 - 7 p.m. will focus on "Understanding Alzheimer's disease and related dementias." The presentation will be viewable at the following locations: West Chester Hospital (Cincinnati), The METS Center (Erlanger), Jewish Hospital Rudd Heart and Lung Center (Louisville) and UK HealthCare's Kentucky Clinic (Lexington).

The event is free and open to the public, but registration is mandatory. Participants should contact the Alzheimer's Association at 1-800-272-3900 to reserve a 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 in and outside of the Lexington area.