Caregiver/Newscaster headlines Alzheimer’s Caregiver Conference

Well-known newscaster Connie Thompson will headline the 2012 Alzheimer’s Caregiver Conference for Pierce County.  Thompson has been a long-time news anchor and currently produces and presents daily consumer segments for KOMO 4 NEWS at 6 p.m.

No stranger to the challenges faced by caregivers, for the past several years, Connie and her sisters have been providing the emotional, social and physical support for their mother in her daily struggle with dementia.

The free conference will include a presentation by Dr. Doug Wornell on “Challenging Behaviors,” a panel of geriatric care managers, and reflections by other family caregivers.  Service providers from throughout Pierce County will be on hand to offer information about a wide variety of community resources.

The 2012 Alzheimer’s Caregiver Conference will be held at the University Place Presbyterian Church, 8101 27th Street West, University Place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Participants must register in advance by calling (253) 798-8787.  Complimentary breakfast and lunch will be served.  There is no charge to attend.

This event is sponsored by the Health Care Providers Council and the Pierce County Aging & Disability Resource Center.

For more information about the Alzheimer’s Caregiver Conference, call the Pierce County Aging & Disability Resource Center at (253) 798-4600 or (800) 562-0332.