According to the Surgeon General, in 1999, only 25 percent of people with moderate to severe dementia were detected during routine physical exams. Studies have shown that knowing the early warning signs for these diseases and maintaining an active lifestyle has extended cognitive abilities.
On September 19, 2012, Dr. Lecci, Director of Clincial Services for MARS Memory Health Network and Professor of Psychology at University of North Carolina- Wilmington, will educate Piitsburgh area caregivers and families on how to identify the indicators of dementia and Alzheimer's disease at Longwood at Oakmont, a Presbyterian SeniorCare Continuing Care Retirement Community in Plum. During the presentation, Dr. Lecci will also inform attendees on new and emerging treatments, the most common forms of dementia and the psychological effects of the brain.
Seating for this event is limited. To register, please visit www.longwoodatoakmont.com or call 877-214-8410