Monday, August 16, 2010

Dementia Caregivers: Free Seminar Series

Scripps Memorial Hospital in Encinitas is hosting a free series of forums in September and October for those caring for loved ones with dementia. Led by Debra Lobatz, MA, MFT, the series covers neurological and psychiatrict perspectives, financial issues, community resources and stress management for the caregiver.

Included among the speakers are members of the George G. Glenner Alzheimer's Family Centers' board of directors: Amy Abrams, Joan Kallin and Scott Stewart.

Here's the schedule:

Sept. 16 (6-8 p.m.): Jack Schim, MC, Scripps Encinitas neurologist
Sept. 23 (6-8 p.m.): Kathleen Erwin, MD, Scripps Encinitas psychiatrist
Sept. 30 (6-8 p.m.): Julie Chippendale, RN, stress management; Elizabeth Wagner, RD CCN, dietician/nutrition
Oct. 2 (9 a.m.-noon): Amy Abrams, MSW/MPH, and Joan Kallin, RN, community resources. Keynote speakers include the Glenner Center, Alzheimer's Association, Southern Caregivers Resource Center, Aging and Independence Services and Elder Care Resource Team.
Oct. 7 (6-8 p.m.): Scott Stewart, Esq., elder law attorney; Irv Eisenberg, CPA, wealth management advisor; Julai Fagin, insurance specialist.

To register for these free seminars, call 1-800-SCRIPPS.