Mount Sinai to Host Annual Focus on Caregiving

Mount Sinai to Host Annual Focus on Caregiving

Mount Sinai’s Focus on Caregiving event aims to assist caregivers of Alzheimer’s disease patients.

An educational seminar for caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients

Mount Sinai’s Wien Center for Alzheimer’s Disease and Memory Disorders will host the annual Focus on Caregiving, an educational seminar geared towards caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients, presented in part by the Miami- Dade County Alzheimer’s Disease Initiative.

The public seminar will be held on Monday, April 29, from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Mount Sinai Medical Center located at 4300 Alton Road in Miami Beach.

“This program is designed to provide knowledge, skills and methods of coping to family caregivers and others involved in the care of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other memory disorders,” said Dr. Ranjan Duara, Director of the Wien Center at Mount Sinai and one of the seminar’s presenters.

Experts from around South Florida will discuss various topics related to the care of Alzheimer’s patients and be on hand to interact with the audience. Dr. Duara will provide an update on the latest research and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.

Sarine Salama, of the Alzheimer’s Association Southeast Florida Chapter, will discuss the effects of living with Alzheimer’s on caregivers. Sophia Salver, Esq., will discuss elder law issues. Judi Hamelberg, a physical therapist and certified driving rehabilitation specialist, will address the challenges and evaluation process of safe driving. The program will conclude with Dr. Dolores Perdomo, from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry, discussing caregiver stress.

The event will also serve as a means to earn continuing education units (CEUs) for healthcare professionals such as nurses, social workers, marriage and family therapists, mental health counselors and certified health education specialists.

Cost to attend is $10 for caregivers, students and professionals; $20 for professionals seeking CEU credits.

Complimentary breakfast is provided.

To register for the Annual Focus on Caregiving seminar, contact Julia Salas at 305-674-2121, ext. 54461.

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