The Margaret Tietz Center, in conjunction with Samuel Field Y and the Queensboro Council for Social Welfare will present “Dementia: Research, Treatment and Caregiver Support,” 9:30 a.m. March 19 at the Margaret Tietz Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 164-11 Chapin Parkway, Jamaica Hills.
This symposium is a vital event for providers and caregivers of individuals dealing with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Registration and breakfast begin at 9:30 a.m., with keynote speakers scheduled from 10-11:30 a.m.
With a growing population of seniors dealing with the onset of dementia and all the ensuing challenges, it is crucial for caregivers to be as educated as possible in order to provide their loved ones with the support and care they desperately need. An estimated 5.2 million Americans of all ages have Alzheimer’s disease, and 80 percent of their care is provided by unpaid caregivers, usually family members. The emotional and physical toll of caregiving is very high, and caregivers need to learn what resources are available to them so that they receive the necessary stress relief and time out.
The symposium will feature a distinguished roster of presenters including Jed A. Levine, MA – Executive Vice President and Director of Programs & Services of the Alzheimer’s Association, NYC Chapter; Jane C. Bardavid, LCSW – Director of the Community Advisory Program for Elderly (CAPE) at Samuel Field YM & YWHA; and Joan Serrano Laufer, LMSW –Executive Director of the Queensboro Council on Social Welfare.
If you are interested in attending please RSVP to Linda Spiegel at (718) 298-7838. For your convenience, valet parking will be available.