Alzheimer's disease is a disabling brain disorder that threatens the quality of life for patients and caregivers alike. Although there is not yet a cure for the devastating illness, much can be done to help patients and their families live with Alzheimer’s. An interdisciplinary panel of Alzheimer’s experts from UMass Medical School will discuss this topic at the next Be Mentally Well talk, “Managing the Impact of Alzheimer’s Disease,” on Wednesday, March 28.
“Good Alzheimer's disease care is a team effort that relies on the most up-to-date knowledge about the disease from genetics, neuroscience, preventive medicine, neurology and geriatric psychiatry,” said Laura Myers, MSW, EdD, director of parent and community relations for the Department of Psychiatry and coordinator of the Be Mentally Well series. “All these aspects of care will be addressed by our speakers.”
Panelists will also discuss how medications for Alzheimer's disease can make a difference.
The program, which is free and open to the public, will take place in Amphitheatre I from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., with a provider fair in the old Medical School Lobby beginning at 5:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be available. To pre-register, call 508-856-3066 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.