Alzheimer’s conference in 18th year

Help for families and individuals dealing with dementias will be the focus of the 18th annual Pierce County Alzheimer’s Conference Oct. 7 in Tacoma.

The event will run from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Rainier View Christian Church, 12305 Spanaway Loop Road South.

Speakers and panels will cover topics including elder law, financial planning, hospice, caregiving, community resources, and medical equipment. One of the speakers will be Carolyn Birrell, author of “Walking with Fay,” which details her experience as an Alzheimer’s caregiver.

Registration and information is available from Pierce County Aging and Disability Resources, co-sponsor of the conference along with Health Care Providers Council of Pierce County, at 253-798-4600 and