Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Talk to Probe Causes, Treatment of Dementia

CHESTERTOWN—Jennifer Fitzpatrick, founder of Jenerations Health, Inc., will give a lecture, “Understanding Different Types of Dementia,” at Washington College on Thursday, November 18. The talk will begin at 7 p.m. in the Casey Academic Center Forum on campus, 300 Washington Avenue.

Fitzpatrick will address the many types, treatments, and causes of dementia, including Alzheimer’s Disease. Among the topics she will explore are how dementia can be prevented and how one can cope with a family member’s diagnosis.

Fitzpatrick founded Jenerations Health, Inc., to educate health-care professionals on patient care and to help patient families deal with the many challenges they face. Through the company, she works as an educational consultant for the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Maryland. She is an Adjunct Instructor in the gerontology program at Towson University and in the health sciences and business divisions of Howard Community College.

The talk is sponsored by the Sociology Club and is free and open to the public. It will be followed at 8 p.m. by a candle lighting service in honor of loved ones struck with all kinds of dementia, including Alzheimers.

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