UT Health Science Center to host presentation, discussion on new community initiative for Alzheimer’s caregivers

Alzheimer's Disease

SAN ANTONIO (Sept. 28, 2016) — To better serve the needs of families and health professionals who care for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, the School of Nursing at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio is hosting two free events that will begin discussions for a community-based Caring for the Caregiver initiative.

The events will feature presentations by Nancy Hodgson, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, a University of Pennsylvania associate professor and expert in geriatric nursing and palliative care.

On Thursday, Oct. 6, from 4 to 5 p.m. Dr. Hodgson will present “Moving Evidence into Practice: The Role of Implementation Science in Dementia Care.” The presentation and reception will be in Room 1.463 in the School of Nursing.

A Community-Academic Forum will be held from noon to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, in the Academic Learning and Teaching Center, Room 205. The forum will engage family and professional caregivers, as well as representatives from different local agencies. The purpose is to begin discussions for a community initiative aimed at providing a coordinated support network for caregivers and future local research in this field.

The initiative is funded by a $200,000 grant from the Nancy Smith Hurd Foundation and the San Antonio Area Foundation. School of Nursing Professor Carole White, Ph.D., RN, is leading the initiative.

The UT Health Science Center is located at 7703 Floyd Curl Drive in the South Texas Medical Center.

For more information and to register for the events, call (210) 567-5831 or email Larrotta@uthscsa.edu.

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