Thursday, October 17, 2013
Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church
Caregiving for a person with Alzheimer’s disease or another serious and limiting illness can be very complicated and carries with it many physical and mental health risks. Hence, caregiving involves an intricate balance between addressing the needs of the person with a serious illness and those of the persons providing the care. These issues are the focus of a special program – AGING AND DEMENTIA – being offered at Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church in Manhattan (7 West 55th Street) on the evening of Thursday, October 17th. This program is part of the 2nd Annual William S. Perper Healthy Community Partnership National Symposium. Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church and the Council of Senior Centers and Services of New York City are partnering with Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center to offer this program which will feature Dr. Chris Durso, Director of the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and Dr. Constantine Lyketsos, Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Director of the Memory and Alzheimer’s Treatment Center at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Drs. Durso and Lyketsos will discuss key caregiver issues and suggest ways to optimize caregiving so as to achieve the best outcomes for both the person with a limiting illness and the persons who are providing the care. This program, scheduled for 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., will be preceded by a resource fair where representatives of 20 local agencies and organizations will be offering information about caregiving services and resources. The resource fair will also be at Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church and will begin at 4:30. Refreshments will be provided.
These programs are being offered at no cost thanks to the generosity of the William S. Perper Foundation. For more information, please contact Kimberly Monson at 410-550-1118 or firstname.lastname@example.org.