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Corinna Kaarlela, UCSF News Director
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Brandy Nikaido, Regional Director of Communications, UC Office of the President
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 27, 2005

UCSF FRESNO ALZHEIMER’S & MEMORY CENTER PRESENTS CONFERENCE FOR CAREGIVERS

FRESNO – UCSF Fresno Alzheimer’s & Memory Center, along with Valley Caregiver Resource Center, will present a conference “Caring for the Caregiver,” Saturday, June 4, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Four Points Hotel by Sheraton ( 3737 N. Blackstone Ave.) in Fresno.

The event is aimed at offering information and support to those who care for a family member, friend or other person with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia.

Conference participants will learn how to better cope with their role as a hands-on health care provider, care manager, friend, companion, surrogate decision-maker and advocate. They also will learn how to reduce stress and improve their own mental and physical well-being.

In the United States, an estimated five million informal caregivers attend to someone with dementia, according to the Family Caregiver Alliance.

The cost of the conference is $10 for caregivers and $45 for eligible health-care providers interested in obtaining continuing education units.

For more information or to register, please call Linda Hewett at (559) 227-4810.

Established in 1989, the UCSF Fresno Alzheimer’s & Memory Center offers complete diagnostic services, treatment planning, counseling, caregiver support groups, and educational opportunities for patients, families and health-care professionals. The center also participates in valuable research that may help find treatments to halt the disease in the future. It is one of 10 state-funded Alzheimer’s research centers in California, and the only one of its kind in the San Joaquin Valley. The center serves residents in Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Merced, Mariposa, Stanislaus, Tulare, San Luis Obispo, and Tuolumne counties.
 

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