Health Seminar On Alzheimer's/Dementia Education/Assistance - KTEN.com - No One Gets You Closer

Health Seminar On Alzheimer's/Dementia Education/Assistance

Posted:
  • Texoma HeadlinesMore>>

  • Choctaw Chief Greg Pyle announces retirement during 65th birthday celebration

    Choctaw Chief Greg Pyle announces retirement during 65th birthday celebration

    DURANT, OK -- Chief Greg Pyle started his work with the Choctaw Nation right after graduating college in the early 1970's. Now over 40 years and several accomplishments later, he has announced his retirement. "You know I like to watch lone some dove,” Pyle said, “and there's a saying right at the end. He says well it's been a great ride.” After serving as Chief of the Choctaw Nation for 17 years, Chief Greg Pyle announced his retirement at his 65th birthday celebration on Thursday. He says he...More >>
    DURANT, OK -- Chief Greg Pyle started his work with the Choctaw Nation right after graduating college in the early 1970's. Now over 40 years and several accomplishments later, he has announced his retirement. "You know I like to watch lone some dove,” Pyle said, “and there's a saying right at the end. He says well it's been a great ride.” After serving as Chief of the Choctaw Nation for 17 years, Chief Greg Pyle announced his retirement at his 65th birthday celebration on Thursday. He says he...More >>
  • Standardized test for special needs students eliminated

    Standardized test for special needs students eliminated

    MADILL -- Standardized testing in Oklahoma has made headlines all week. First, technical glitches then an exemption dispute and now, its for the type of test given to special needs students. For months, Oklahoma students have been preparing for end of instruction exams. This week, they sat down at computers to take them. Honor students in Madill say the test is tough enough. "There's tons of pressure," eighth grader Constantine Chambers said. But Joanna Tuck, test coordinator at Madill Publi...More >>
    MADILL -- Standardized testing in Oklahoma has made headlines all week. First, technical glitches then an exemption dispute and now, its for the type of test given to special needs students. For months, Oklahoma students have been preparing for end of instruction exams. This week, they sat down at computers to take them. Honor students in Madill say the test is tough enough. "There's tons of pressure," eighth grader Constantine Chambers said. But Joanna Tuck, test coordinator at Madill Publi...More >>
  • Man Arrested After Stolen Pickup Truck Crashes In Denison

    Man Arrested After Stolen Pickup Truck Crashes In Denison

    DENISON, TX -- A Durant man is behind bars after police say he stole a pickup and slammed it into a fence. Police say Jimmy Crow, 46, hot-wired the truck in Denison before crashing into a utility pole. It all started about 4 a.m. The resident says he saw a thief by his friend's "for sale" pickup that was parked in his yard in the 2200 block of West Morton Street for better visibility.Police say Crow made it across the street, almost hitting a patrol car, before hitting a fence in the 2000 blo...More >>
    DENISON, TX -- A Durant man is behind bars after police say he stole a pickup and slammed it into a fence. Police say Jimmy Crow, 46, hot-wired the truck in Denison before crashing into a utility pole. It all started about 4 a.m. The resident says he saw a thief by his friend's "for sale" pickup that was parked in his yard in the 2200 block of West Morton Street for better visibility.Police say Crow made it across the street, almost hitting a patrol car, before hitting a fence in the 2000 blo...More >>

Fact, more than five million Americans have Alzheimer disease, affecting one in three seniors.  It's the sixth leading cause of death in the United States.  In 2013, Alzheimer's will cost the nation $203 billion. This number is expected to rise to $1.2 trillion by 2050.

The Texoma area is fortunate to have an expert in the care of dementia and Alzheimer available to help with education and treatment. Dr. Vanessa Ohnes is a Geriatric Medicine Doctor in Denison, Texas. She specializes in the aging process and the elderly.

On November 14, 2013, Dr. Ohnes will be part of a Senior Adults Health Seminar focusing on Alzheimers and Dementia. Participants will learn about normal aging vs. dementia. What are the symptoms of dementia? Those who register will also get a glimpse into dementia thru a dementia tour.

Caregivers are welcome and are invited to bring those they are caring for. Assistance will be provided so the learning experience will not be interrupted, adult daycare/respite care will be provided.

Vendors who specialize in memory or elder care are also welcome to participate.

Those interested need to RSVP by November 8, 2013 at caregiversRSVP@gmail.com

The event is scheduled for:

November 14, 2013

10am - 3pm

Parkside Baptist Church

301 N. Lillis

Denison, Tx