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 TU caregiving conference a success


More than 75 people attended the Surviving Caregiving Conference for caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias held Jan. 27 in the Campus Center on the Main Campus of Thomas University. During the conference, a panel of speakers talked about their personal experiences with loved ones diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. (Above from left) Members of the panel discussion included Jay Riddenhower and Harriet Walden with moderator Betty Sawyer. As part of the event, more than 30 copies of the book “The 36 Hour Day” were distributed. More will be purchased and be distributed to participants later. The conference was organized by Betty Sawyer, Director of Social Services at Plantation Manor in Thomasville, and Dr. Steve DePaola, TU Associate Professor of Psychology. Sponsors included Thomas University and the Jim Neil Alzheimer’s Memory Walk.





Bill Wertman, Director of the Alzheimer’s Project, Inc. in Tallahassee, addresses participants during the Surviving Caregiving Conference held Jan. 27 at Thomas University.

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