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GSU seminar to discuss care for dementia
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STATESBORO — Health care professionals and caregivers are invited to attend a day-long seminar that will give them a greater understanding of dementia-related conditions.

“Understanding Dementia and Alzheimer’s: What Every Health Care Provider Should Know” will be held on Feb. 1 at the Coastal Georgia Center in Savannah.

Sponsored by the Continuing Education Center at Georgia Southern University and the Magnolia Coastlands Area Health Education Center, the seminar is ideal for caregivers, nurses, dieticians, counselors, social workers and nursing home administrators.

Keynote speaker Teepa Snow combines experience as an occupational therapist with her current career as a dementia care and dementia education specialist.

The seminar will also feature presentations by Frieda Brown, a dietician with over 30 years of experience, and Sharon Dickol of the Coastal Area Agency on Aging.

Seminar participants will learn to differentiate between dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and forgetfulness. In addition, they will learn to recognize symptoms that commonly occur with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia based on brain damage. They will also learn to recognize behaviors that are indicative of dementia-related conditions.

The seminar agenda also includes seven key components to a positive physical approach when working with a person with dementia.         

The fee for the seminar is $125 per person, which includes continental breakfast and lunch. The fee will be reduced to $99 for anyone who registers before Dec. 17.

To sign up for the seminar or obtain more information, visit
or call (912) 681-5551.

Georgia Southern University, a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University, offers more than 120 degree programs serving nearly 17,000 students. Through eight colleges, the University offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement. The University, one of Georgia’s largest, is a top choice of Georgia’s HOPE scholars and is recognized for its student-centered approach to education.

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