This year’s featured speaker was Jolene Brackey, known for her practical advice and author of “Creating Moments of Joy.”
Sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Regional Resource Center and Kingsport Kiwanis Club, the event aims to educate and encourage those who are caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease.
As more and more Americans are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, family members are faced with a difficult and often overlooked task: becoming a caregiver. To help people navigate through this life-altering situation, the Alzheimer’s Regional Resource Center and the Kingsport Kiwanis Club are hosting a one-day caregiver conference later this month.
In Tennessee alone, over 120,000 people have Alzheimer’s disease, and that statistic continues to rapidly increase, according to the Alzheimer’s Association.
There are more than 430,000 unpaid caregivers, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. As these numbers continue to rise, educational opportunities for the community are vital to informing those who are facing a diagnosis.
To teach these caregivers how to best care for their patients, Kingsport Kiwanis is teaming up with the Alzheimer’s Regional Resource Center to hold a caregiver conference on Sept. 19.
As the need for Alzheimer’s caregivers grows in Tennessee and across the U.S., Kingsport Kiwanis has partnered with the Alzheimer’s Regional Resource Center to hold the third Alzheimer’s Caregiver Conference in Kingsport.
In the United States, more than 5 million people are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease. That number is expected to nearly triple by 2050. To address this issue, the Kingsport Kiwanis Club is partnering with the Alzheimer’s Regional Resource Center to host a caregiver conference.