COAACH AT N.C. A&T ANNOUNCES CAREGIVERS EDUCATION CONFERENCE

The Center for Outreach in Alzheimer’s, Aging and Community Health (COAACH) at North Carolina A&T State University in partnership with the African-American Alzheimer’s Disease Research Study will host the seventh annual Caregivers Education Conference on Saturday, Oct. 31.

The conference offers help to individuals who play the critical role of caregiver to loved ones living with dementia, their family care partners and professional caregivers. Community experts will be on hand to inform and provide caregivers with healthy aging strategies to better manage their caregiving responsibilities.

“This year’s conference is particularly exciting because we will promote a message of healthy aging and healthy caregiving,” said Dr. Sharon Warren Cook, new executive director of COAACH.

The full day includes a keynote from Dr. Veita J. Bland, “Can Diabetes with Poor Control of Glucose Injure the Brain?” as well as sessions on healthy approaches to caregiving, promoting communication and hearing wellness, and cognitive impairments.

Admission is free for registered attendees and $10 on the day of the event for non-registered attendees. The deadline to register is Oct. 26. For more information, visit the COOACH website or click to register.