Sixth Annual Caregiver Conference Offers Strategies for Better Dementia Care

Caregiver Conference

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) Garrison Institute on Aging and South Plains Association of Governments - Area Agency on Aging will cohost the Sixth Annual Caregiver Conference on August 28 from 9 am to 3:15 pm at the Science Spectrum Exhibitor Hall, 2579 S. Loop 289. 

Caregiver stress is a rising problem among caregiving situations. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, it can cause physical and mental symptoms like sleeplessness and depression. This makes the already difficult task of dementia care even more taxing. The Sixth Annual Caregiver Conference will provide strategies for both better self-care and better care for a loved one living with dementia.
 
For more information, please contact Susan Thompson, TTUHSC Garrison Institute on Aging, at 806.743.7821 or Margaret Gonzales, 806-687-0940.

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Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

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Beginning in 1969 as the Texas Tech University School of Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) is now a five-school university with campuses in Abilene, Amarillo, Dallas/Fort Worth, Lubbock, Midland and Odessa.

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Almost 50 years since opening, TTUHSC has now trained more than 20,000 health care professionals, and meets the health care needs of more than 2.5 million people in the 108 counties including those in the Texas Panhandle and eastern New Mexico.

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