Health & Fitness

March 25, 2014

Alzheimer’s symposium provides helpful information to caregivers

The annual event is Thursday at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth.

The daughter and granddaughter of former Arkansas football coach Frank Broyles will be the featured speakers Thursday at the North Central Texas chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association spring symposium.

The daylong seminar, with sessions on such topics as managing difficult behavior and handling legal issues, will be from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Riley Center at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in south Fort Worth.

The seminar, “Bridging the Gap Between Understanding and Care,” is for family and professional caregivers of people with dementia.

Frank Broyles’ wife died from Alzheimer’s, and his daughter, Betsy Broyles Arnold, and granddaughter Molly Arnold Gay have long been advocates for caregivers, publishing the book Coach Broyles’ Playbook for Alzheimer’s Caregivers.

Their keynote address, “A Caregivers Story,” will kick off the symposium.

Healthcare professionals such as nurses and social workers may earn continuing-education credits at the symposium, which will also feature more than 45 businesses and agencies manning tables at an exhibits hall.

To learn more or to register, visit www.alz.org.

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