Mayor to speak at free Alzheimer’s and dementia conference on Sept. 7

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The Dallas & Northeast Texas Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association is hosting a free conference on Sept. 7 with experts and guest panelists.

The Dallas and Northeast Texas Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association is hosting a free conference at Christ United Methodist Church on September 7 with experts in the diseases and kickoff speaker Mayor John Muns.

The conference, titled “Mapping the Journey: Navigating Alzheimer’s & Dementia,” will feature experts and panelists across a variety of topics relating to Alzheimer’s and dementia starting with Muns’ kickoff speech.

In addition to local vendors, guest speakers and local aging experts Pam Johnson, author of “Did I Remember to Tell You?; Andrea Hester, community outreach manager and neuropsychology clinic co-director at Kerwin Medical Center; Andrea K. Baum, LPC; Lindsay Goldapp, Stomping Ground Comedy; and Lori Leu, attorney at Leu and Peirce Elder Law Attorneys.

“I always suggest that caregivers ‘put their oxygen masks on first,’ especially at a time when caregiver burnout is so prevalent. Caregiving can take a toll on our mental, emotional, and physical health,” Certified Senior Advisor and Conference Committee Member Tracy Toomer said. “‘Putting your oxygen masks on first’ simply means to take care of yourself, and that includes arming yourself with knowledge and resources that can support you on your journey of caring for a loved one living with dementia. I am very excited to be a part of the 2023 Collin County Dementia Conference, and hope to see you on Thursday, September 7.”

Though the conference is free, registration is required. Christ United Methodist Church is located 3101 Coit Road.

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