Focus on Seniors: ‘Dementia Has Many Faces’ Presentation to be at Blount County Public Library

Dementia is a family illness.  It is well recognized that an adult diagnosed with one of the many illnesses that lead to dementia will see their life change profoundly.  It is less well understood outside of affected families just how much the lives of caregivers will be affected.  In fact, caregivers suffer far higher rates of mental, physical, and emotional illnesses than adults not serving in this role.  As modern healthcare moves more care out of the hospital and other institutional settings, the demands on caregivers will continue to rise.  Dr. Kevin James will address the aspects of Dementia diagnosis and treatment on Wednesday, April 24, at 11am in the Sharon Lawson Room of the Blount County Public Library. The presentation will give caregivers a stronger understanding of what to expect and how to succeed.

Dr. James is a specialist in Geriatric Medicine with Blount Senior Care Partners and Blount Memorial Hospital.

Open to the public, this program is hosted by the Blount County Public Library, located at 508 N. Cusick Street, Maryville, where services are an example of your tax dollars at work for you.

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