Pittsfield: Berkshire AHEC announces Memory Matters program

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The Berkshire Area Health Education Center announces a continuing education workshop titled "Memory Matters 2016" from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at Wingate Residences at Melbourne Place, 140 Melbourne Road.

Registration starts at 1 p.m.

The workshop will highlight cutting-edge research in early detection and prevention of Alzheimer's disease and will provide an opportunity for health care providers, caregivers and families to discuss the challenges for persons living with the disease and hear first-hand from a person facing these challenges.

This program is free but seating for professionals wanting credits is limited to 30, to allow caregivers the opportunity to attend this important workshop. Pre-registration is required.

Continuing education credits will be provided to Social Workers, Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Nurses, Nursing Home Administrators, and Certified Dementia Practitioners.

The presenters include:

• Jonathan Jackson, instructor, Harvard Medical School; clinical neuroscientist, Massachusetts General Hospital and Center for Alzheimer's Research and Treatment, Brigham & Women's Hospital.

• Bobbie Orsi, RN, director of community relations, Home Instead Senior Care, certified dementia practitioner.

For more information, or to register online, visit www.berkshireahec.org, or call 413-447-2417.


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