A Helping Hand for Families Dealing with Alzheimer’s Disease

February 1, 2008

New Albany, Ind. – February 1, 2008

Providing care for a family member or loved one suffering from Alzheimer’s disease can be a daunting task, but one that most caregivers find truly rewarding and worthwhile. Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services and the Alzheimer’s Association of Southern Indiana and Kentucky will host a free seminar to help caregivers, family members and friends improve how they work and communicate with their physicians to achieve the optimal results for the patient. The seminar will be held at the hospital’s Paris Health Education Center on Tuesday, Feb. 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. A complimentary dinner will be provided.

Local Alzheimer’s and geriatric psychiatry expert, Dr. David Casey, University of Louisville Department of Psychiatry, will present on how loved ones can better work with their physicians to share concerns, prepare for doctor visits and ensure the best healthcare possible for the patient. A question and answer session will follow. Check-in begins at 5:30 p.m. and pre-registration is required. Call 1-800-272-3900 for more information or to register.

About Floyd Memorial Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services is a regional healthcare provider that serves a seven county area. Its services include a new Heart and Vascular Center, Emergency Center and Women’s Imaging Center as well as the Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate and a comprehensive Women’s Center. Floyd Memorial Hospital also has a number of partnerships with physicians including The Cancer Center of Indiana, Priority Radiology and Kleinert Kutz Surgery Center. For more information, visit www.floydmemorial.com.