September 18, 2014
Erie VA to Host Free Dementia Lecture Series
Honoring Service, Empowering Health
9/17/2014 (Erie, PA)-- Erie VA Medical Center (VAMC) will be hosting a free, two-part lecture series covering dementia as part of National Alzheimer's Week.
What: Dementia doesn't just affect one person, it affects the whole family. That's why Erie VAMC is hosting a free, two-part lecture series to help Veterans, their families, and community members understand dementia -- everything from symptoms to treatments to support available in the community.
Where: Erie VA Medical Center -- Second Floor Conference Rooms
1) Tuesday, September 23 from 1pm-2pm
Lecture Topic: "Dementia As I Have Seen It"; followed by a question and answer session
Presented by: Dr. Bharwani, MD, Erie VAMC Community Living Center Medical Director
2) Friday, September 26 from 9am-10:30am
Lecture Topic: VA Programs & Community Services for Dementia Caregivers; followed by a question and answer session
Presented by: Tricia Stritzinger, LCSW, Erie VAMC Caregiver Support Coordinator & Debbie Wisinski, Alzheimer's Association Family Service Coordinator
Who: Both lecture series are open to the public -- Veterans, their families, employees, and community members are encouraged to attend.
For more information about this event, please contact 814-860-2038.