Care Coalition to help caregivers, patients with Alzheimer’s

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — In August, the Alzheimer’s Care Coalition will hold the 2014 Caregivers Conference in Dayton, Indiana.

As preparations are underway, Melissa Templeton with the Coalition stopped by News 18 at Noon to discuss this year’s upcoming conference.

Templeton explained the Alzheimer’s Care Coalition is a group of care providers all across the area that work with caregivers or individuals themselves who are living with Alzheimer’s disease.

“We try to come along side of those caregivers and give them more resources,” Templeton said.

The Caregivers Conference is an all-day affair from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with a series of learning sessions from an expert on Alzheimer’s and helping individuals who are living with the disease.

Templeton said she knows an all-day commitment is huge for someone caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s, but the conference is jam packed with important information.

“We wanna give these caregivers, first of all, the understanding that they’re not alone — others are going through the same thing,” Templeton said. “And also give them some practical, useful tools that will help them create maybe some better moments with the folks that they’re caring for.”

The conference will serve breakfast and lunch and will be free of charge for caregivers to attend. The event will take place on Thursday, Aug. 7, but you must register by Friday, July 25.

For additional information, call Area IV at 765-447-7683, or visit the website of the Alzheimer’s Care Coalition.

Click on the video above if you would like to see the full interview with Templeton from News 18 at Noon.

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