Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s? You’re not alone

More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, according to a 2016 report from the Alzheimer’s Association. The sixth-leading cause of death in the United States, every year Alzheimer’s claims more lives than breast and prostate cancer combined.

To combat the problem, Augusta University will host its second annual Alzheimer’s Symposium on Saturday, June 25, from 8 a.m.–4 p.m. in the J. Harold Harrison, M.D. Education Commons.

The all-day event, featuring keynote speaker Dr. David S. Geldmacher of the University of Alabama School of Medicine, will focus on current dementia and memory loss research and will offer practical pointers for patients, families and caregivers living with Alzheimer’s.

The Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should only claim credit corresponding to their level of participation.

The symposium is also approved for a maximum of 6.25 Continuing Education Credit Hours.

For more information about the Second Annual Augusta University Alzheimer’s Symposium, email or call 877-324-0985.

There is no cost to attend, except for professionals seeking CEs, CMEs or Contact Hours. Click here to register.

The cost for professionals seeking CEs, CMEs or Contact Hours is $100.

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Nick Garrett is a communications coordinator in the Division of Communications & Marketing at Augusta University. Contact him at 706-446-4802 or

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