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Helping Loved Ones Living With Alzheimer’s – Annual Foster Lecture

WHAT: A lecture about promoting the quality of life for persons with dementia at the 2011 Jay L. Foster Community Lecture on Alzheimer’s disease, presented by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health

WHO: Philip D. Sloane, M.D., M.P.H., is the Elizabeth and Oscar Goodwin Distinguished Professor of Family Medicine and co-director of the Program on Aging, Disability, and Long-Term Care at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 

WHEN: 1 p.m., Friday, May 6, 2011

WHERE: Rodef Shalom Congregation, 4905 Fifth Ave., Shadyside

WHY: Families continue to face the challenge of caring for relatives with Alzheimer’s disease.  The Foster lecture series, named for Pittsburgh businessman Jay L. Foster who died from the disease in 2000, offers support and information for family members, caregivers and others who face the daily struggles of Alzheimer’s. 

A geriatrician and health services researcher, Dr. Sloane has conducted extensive research on the care of people with dementia, including seminal studies on reducing behavioral symptoms during bathing and other everyday care activities. A recipient of the Pioneer Award from the Alzheimer's Association and of an Academic Leadership Award from the National Institute on Aging, he has served as a consultant to the U.S. Congress and on the board of directors of the American Geriatrics Society. Recently he co-founded the Carolina Alzheimer’s Network, a statewide program dedicated to training and support of primary care physicians in the care of people with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

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