Upcoming Events – Spring 2012

Wednesday, February 15th
Reducing Your Risk of AlzheimerΓÇÖs
Time: 12:00 noon
Location: Huntsville Memorial Hospital, Conference Rooms A/B
Address: 110 Memorial Hospital Drive, Huntsville, TX 77340

Region: Montgomery/Brazos Valley

Description: This presentation offered in partnership with the Houston-Galveston Area Council and Huntsville Memorial Hospital, provides attendees tips on how to reduce their risk of Alzheimer’s disease.  Based on scientific evidence, this program focuses on the importance of nutritional health, physical activity, mental activity, and social wellness.  The program will also address current trends in Alzheimer’s disease risk reduction and answer frequently asked questions about alternative treatment methods and medications

RSVP: There is no fee to attend, but pre-registration is required. Please call our HelpLine at 800.272.3900 or email Kiri.Cook@alz.org to register.

Wednesday, February 15th
Managing Your Medicine Cabinet
This program will provide practical information on medication management, how to safely take prescription medication and how to talk to your pharmacist. 

Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Third Ward Multi-Service Center
3611 Ennis St. Houston, TX 77004
RSVP: 713.314.1313

Friday, February 24
Nacogdoches Professional Conference – click here to learn more

Wednesday, February 29th
Understanding AlzheimerΓÇÖs Disease Research
Time: 12:00 noon
Location: Huntsville Memorial Hospital, Conference Rooms A/B
Address: 110 Memorial Hospital Drive, Huntsville, TX 77340

Region: Montgomery/Brazos Valley

Description: This program is offered in partnership with the Houston-Galveston Area Council and Huntsville Memorial Hospital. Every day new advances are made in the battle with Alzheimer’s disease.┬á Strides in research have helped reshape our understanding of how the disease works ad potential treatments.┬á This presentation explains the role of plaques and tangles and how they affect the brain.┬á It provides an overview of where our understanding of Alzheimer’s disease was in 1901 and where it is today, including major research projects going on across the world.┬á At the end of the presentation attendees will understand the importance of TrialMatch and how to distinguish between accurate and “bogus” research information publicly available.┬á

RSVP: There is no fee to attend, but pre-registration is required. Please call our HelpLine at 800.272.3900 or email Kiri.Cook@alz.org to register.

Friday, March 30
Houston Professional Conference 
Time: 8 a.m. -4 p.m.
Location: United Way, 50 Waugh Drive
Description: The Schlicting Professional Conference seeks to improve clinical outcomes and quality of care by providing professionals with necessary tools to effectively respond to the needs of persons with dementia and persons at risk. This program is supported, in part, by the City acting as the Harris County Area Agency on Aging and the Texas Department on Aging and Disability Services. 
Click here for more details 

Wednesday, May 16th
Brazos Valley Professional Conference
Time: 8:00am-12:00 noon
Location: Texas A&M Health Science Center Bryan Campus, Health Professions Education Building
Address: 8447 Highway 47, Bryan, TX 77807

Region: Montgomery/Brazos Valley

Description: The 2nd annual Brazos Valley Professional Conference seeks to improve clinical outcomes and quality of care by providing professionals with necessary tools to effectively respond to the needs of persons with dementia, their families, and persons at risk.┬á Session topics to be announced as they are confirmed.┬á The conference will provide an opportunity for nurses and social workers to receive CEU’s.

RSVP: Registration will open as the event approaches

Sponsorship opportunities are available; please email Kiri Cook ΓÇô kiri.cook@alz.org for more information about sponsorship.

AlzTex Admin

The Alzheimer's Association Houston & Southeast Texas Chapter (www.alz.org/texas) consists of families, caregivers, scientists, health professionals, and concerned citizens who are committed to finding a cure for Alzheimer's Disease and to easing the burden of Alzheimer's Disease and related disorders on patients and their families and loved ones.