SOURCE: Home Instead Senior Care

March 02, 2010 11:00 ET

Home Instead Senior Care Seminar Will Focus on Alzheimer's Disease Awareness and Management

San Francisco Event Will Target Caregivers, Health-Care Providers

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - March 2, 2010) -  Approximately 4.5 million Americans live with Alzheimer's, and by 2050 the disease could affect anywhere from 11 to 16 million people. To shed more light on this serious subject, Home Instead Senior Care will hold a "Changing the World of Alzheimer's" day-long seminar with a top expert in the field on Wednesday, March 24 in San Francisco.

Teepa Snow, a renowned authority on dementia care and education, will provide caregivers, health-care providers and other interested persons with guidance about symptoms, progression and support for Alzheimer's, as well as approaches to dealing with disease-related behavior. Snow, a certified occupational therapist, trains and consults health-care professionals and families.

Who: Home Instead Senior Care, a leading provider of in-home elder care in San Francisco
Attendees: Participants will be eligible for six continuing education credits (CEUs)
What: "Changing the World of Alzheimer's" seminar
When: Wednesday, March 24
  9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: St. Mary's Cathedral
  1111 Gough St.
  San Francisco
Register online:
Pre-registration: $35, general admission
$45 for professionals earning CEUs
Same-day registration: $45, general admission
$55 for professionals earning CEUs
Contact: 415.441.6490 for more information

"Our understanding of dementia has grown dramatically over the past five to 10 years. The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer's disease," Snow wrote on her Web site. "This disease is the fourth leading cause of death for those over the age of 65."

Specific event topics include: positive approach skills; common brain changes; role playing different types of help; importance of schedule; and more.

"Teepa Snow is a nationally recognized speaker on the topic of dementia. She is known for her dynamic and engaging presentation on a topic that many find extremely difficult," said Cathy Murphy, owner, Home Instead Senior Care San Francisco. "This is a do-not-miss event for anyone who works in the field of dementia or has loved ones who are afflicted by it."

About Home Instead Senior Care
Home Instead Senior Care provides in-home care for seniors in San Francisco. Services include three-hour to 24-hour care, assistance with all daily living activities, Alzheimer's care, and non-medical needs. Home Instead Senior Care has been serving seniors in the San Francisco Bay Area for more than 10 years. For more information, please visit

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