Leading Experts to Discuss Latest About Alzheimer's Disease At Greensboro Conference May 18, 2001

Carolina Piedmont Chapter Annual Meeting to be Held in Triad First Time



Apr 19, 2001, 01:00 ET from Alzheimer's Association

    CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Four leading experts in the
 field of Alzheimer's disease research and treatment will speak at the
 Alzheimer's Association - Carolina Piedmont Chapter's education conference and
 annual meeting May 18, in Greensboro.
     Two researchers from the Joseph and Kathleen Bryan Alzheimer's Disease
 Research Center (Bryan ADRC) at the Duke University Medical Center -- Donald
 E. Schmechel, MD, and Lisa P. Gwyther, MSW, CCSW -- will give the morning
 addresses.  They will speak on "Scientific Advance in Alzheimer's Treatment"
 and "Caring communities: Hope for Alzheimer's Family Care" respectively.
     There will be five afternoon sessions.  Beverly Jones, MD, geriatric
 psychiatrist, Sticht Center on Aging, Memory Disorders Clinic, Wake Forest
 University Baptist Medical Center, will talk about difficult behaviors.  Edna
 Ballard, MSW, also of Duke, will talk about anger and dementia.  Greensboro
 elder law attorney A. Frank Johns, JD, will talk about legal issues.  Gwyther
 will moderate a panel on end of life care.
     There will be a special session led by Dr. Schmechel specifically for
 people in early stage dementia and their families.
     Sponsored by Janssen Pharmaceutica, Inc., the conference, "Alzheimer's
 Disease: Help On the Horizon," will be at the Bur-Mil Conference Center, 5834
 Owls Roost Rd., in Greensboro.  The conference begins with registration at
 8:15; the first session begins at 9 with the day ending at 3:30 p.m.
 AstraZeneca International is lunch sponsor.
     Registration is $25 for family members and caregivers or $50 for
 professionals.  For more information or to register, call the Carolina
 Piedmont Chapter office at 704-532-7392 or 800-888-6671.  Registration
 information is also at the Chapter website: www.perigee.net/~alz.
     The Alzheimer's Association is the premier source of information and
 support for the 4 million Americans with Alzheimer's disease.  Founded in
 1980, the non-profit association is the largest private supporter of Alzheimer
 research.  The Carolina Piedmont Chapter provides patient and family services,
 information and referral, education, and advocacy.
     With main offices in Charlotte and a Piedmont Triad office in High Point,
 the Chapter serves 24 counties: Alamance, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Cleveland,
 Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Gaston, Guilford, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg,
 Montgomery, Moore, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes,
 Surry, Union and Yadkin.
 
 

SOURCE Alzheimer's Association
    CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Four leading experts in the
 field of Alzheimer's disease research and treatment will speak at the
 Alzheimer's Association - Carolina Piedmont Chapter's education conference and
 annual meeting May 18, in Greensboro.
     Two researchers from the Joseph and Kathleen Bryan Alzheimer's Disease
 Research Center (Bryan ADRC) at the Duke University Medical Center -- Donald
 E. Schmechel, MD, and Lisa P. Gwyther, MSW, CCSW -- will give the morning
 addresses.  They will speak on "Scientific Advance in Alzheimer's Treatment"
 and "Caring communities: Hope for Alzheimer's Family Care" respectively.
     There will be five afternoon sessions.  Beverly Jones, MD, geriatric
 psychiatrist, Sticht Center on Aging, Memory Disorders Clinic, Wake Forest
 University Baptist Medical Center, will talk about difficult behaviors.  Edna
 Ballard, MSW, also of Duke, will talk about anger and dementia.  Greensboro
 elder law attorney A. Frank Johns, JD, will talk about legal issues.  Gwyther
 will moderate a panel on end of life care.
     There will be a special session led by Dr. Schmechel specifically for
 people in early stage dementia and their families.
     Sponsored by Janssen Pharmaceutica, Inc., the conference, "Alzheimer's
 Disease: Help On the Horizon," will be at the Bur-Mil Conference Center, 5834
 Owls Roost Rd., in Greensboro.  The conference begins with registration at
 8:15; the first session begins at 9 with the day ending at 3:30 p.m.
 AstraZeneca International is lunch sponsor.
     Registration is $25 for family members and caregivers or $50 for
 professionals.  For more information or to register, call the Carolina
 Piedmont Chapter office at 704-532-7392 or 800-888-6671.  Registration
 information is also at the Chapter website: www.perigee.net/~alz.
     The Alzheimer's Association is the premier source of information and
 support for the 4 million Americans with Alzheimer's disease.  Founded in
 1980, the non-profit association is the largest private supporter of Alzheimer
 research.  The Carolina Piedmont Chapter provides patient and family services,
 information and referral, education, and advocacy.
     With main offices in Charlotte and a Piedmont Triad office in High Point,
 the Chapter serves 24 counties: Alamance, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Cleveland,
 Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Gaston, Guilford, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg,
 Montgomery, Moore, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes,
 Surry, Union and Yadkin.
 
 SOURCE  Alzheimer's Association