Caregiver conference focuses on Alzheimer’s

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The Area Agency on Aging and Disabilities of Southwest Washington is hosting its 10th annual caregiver conference this month.

The workshop is 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at PeaceHealth Southwest Health Education Center, 400 N.E. Mother Joseph Place. The workshop costs $10, which includes lunch and a continental breakfast. Scholarships are available.

To register for the conference, call 360-694-8144.

The workshop is aimed at family caregivers for people with Alzheimer’s or dementia. It’s open to spouses, partners, adult children and friends.

The event’s keynote speaker is Teepa Snow, a national dementia expert. In addition, she has cared for two family members with dementing illnesses.