BEDFORD, N.H., Oct. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Alzheimer's disease can be devastating to families who become caregivers. Anyone seeking more information about Alzheimer's is invited to attend the 3rd annual "Care to Cure: Alzheimer's Association Research and Caregiving" conference on Saturday, November 12 in Concord. Open to individuals and families free of charge, and with a modest registration fee for health care professionals, the program is an effort to bring information and help to those affected by the disease.
"There are more than 22,000 people with Alzheimer's in New Hampshire. This is a fatal, degenerative disease of the brain that creates serious challenges for family and professional caregivers," said Susan Antkowiak, Vice President of Regional Offices, Alzheimer's Association Massachusetts and New Hampshire Chapter. "We teach people how to live with Alzheimer's. We are hoping that this half-day program changes the way we manage Alzheimer's here in New Hampshire."
Kathleen Rusnak, PHD, author, and frequent national speaker will discuss the spiritual issues of Alzheimer's disease. James Wessler, CEO of the Alzheimer's Association Massachusetts and New Hampshire Chapter, will cover the current trends in Alzheimer's Research. And a panel of family caregivers will share their stories, participate in discussion, and answer questions from the audience.
"In addition to the great foundation information about the disease, people will also learn about the services and programs that can help them right now, as well as the best ways to maintain our brains and fight back against the disease," said Antkowiak.
The conference runs 9 a.m.-noon at Grappone Conference Center, at 70 Constitution Avenue. Registration begins at 8:15 a.m.
The Alzheimer's Association provides education and support to those affected by the disease. For information on programs, support groups and community resources and to register for the Care to Cure conference call 603-606-6590. For information on other Alzheimer's Association programs visit www.alz.org/MANH.
SOURCE Alzheimer's Association