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11th annual Striking a Balance conference coming Nov. 2 and 3
Monday, October 22, 2012
CAPCOG's Area Agency on Aging will host a free conference of education and networking opportunities for professional and family caregivers in early November. The 11th annual Striking a Balance conference, produced in partnership with Austin Groups for the Elderly (AGE), will include complimentary off-site respite for family caregivers and continuing-education credit for professionals.
Following last year's format, the two-day conference will provide training for professionals on the first day and a session for family caregivers on day 2. Both sessions are at Norris Conference Center, Northcross Mall, 2525 W. Anderson Lane, Austin, TX:
9 a.m.-noon Friday, Nov. 2, 2012 - Gerontologist and author Tam Cummings will present "Untangling Dementia" for professional caregivers, including a discussion on identifying the disease; using a common tool for assessing depression, dementia and behavior; and understanding end-of-life characteristics. Session includes three social work CEUs.
> Learn more, and register by Oct. 31
9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012 - Family caregivers will learn about local resources, gain skills to better manage their caregiving situation and connect with other caregivers and local aging experts. Event includes keynote speaker Kimberly Butrum, a gerontological nurse practitioner for more than 30 years with a special interest in treating memory issues. AGE's Austin Adult Day Health Center will provide free off-site respite for caregivers, but space is limited, so call 512-458-6305 for reservations. > Register for the conference today
AGE of Central Texas and the Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area (AAACAP) partner to provide a wide range of services and information for caregivers and older adults, including this annual conference. Explore AAACAP services online, or call 512-916-6182 for information. > Go
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