Hodges Center to host free lectures on memory loss and Alzheimer’s disease

The Frances Pew Hayes Center for Lifelong Learning at Hodges University will host a series of three sessions on memory loss and Alzheimer’s disease. The sessions will be held on September 14, 21 and 28, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm each day at the Hodges University Naples campus, 2655 Northbrooke Drive.

The first session will discuss the devastating experiences and realities of memory loss from the point of view of the person with the disease. The second session offers lessons on how grandchildren can cope with the experience of the disease and offers five family portraits of caring for different stages of Alzheimer’s disease. The final session discusses the latest research in treating the disease.

This stimulating series of lectures will be lead by Catherine Cruikshank, Director of Education at the Alzheimer’s Association, Florida Gulf Coast Chapter. Ms. Cruikshank joined the Chapter in August 2004, as a Program Specialist for Lee and Collier Counties.  Previously, Ms. Cruikshank directed a Memory Unit in Naples, Florida, and also served as the South Florida Dementia Educator for the same Corporation.  Catherine Cruikshank recently completed her Doctoral studies in Gerontology.

The sessions are free of charge but reservations are required. To reserve a seat, please contact Christine Wheeler at (239) 598-6133.

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