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13th Annual Caregiver Education Conference at Barton College on March 8

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WILSON, N.C. — February 26, 2016 — The 13th annual Caregiver Education Conference “Navigating the Dementia Maze” will be held on Tuesday, March 8, in the Hamlin Student Center on the campus of Barton College in Wilson. The Gerontology Program at Barton College, Alzheimers North Carolina, the Upper Coastal Plain Area Agency on Aging Family Caregiver Support Program, and Joseph D. Russell, M.D., have teamed up to sponsor this annual conference once again. This conference is generously supported by Dr. Russell through an endowment he established in memory of his mother, Lillian Hester McDaniel Russell, who served as a caregiver for her husband, Norman, following his stroke and, later, declining health. This endowment also […]

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Family Caregiving from the Male Perspective will be a Focus at the 13th Annual Caregiver Education Conference on March 8

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WILSON, N.C. — February 2, 2016 — Family caregiving from the male perspective will be just one of a variety of topics to be discussed at the 13th annual Caregiver Education Conference, scheduled for Tuesday, March 8. The all-day event will be held in Hamlin Student Center on the campus of Barton College in Wilson. Personal stories will be a catalyst for conversation as information and experiences are shared during the sessions. While still at Lenoir County High School, Harvey Holmes learned that his grandfather had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease. Holmes and his family cared for his grandfather, following that diagnosis in 2008, until his passing in 2013. This experience helped […]

Barton Will Host Dementia Simulation Experience on September 24

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WILSON, N.C. — Have you ever wondered what it is like to live with dementia? Do you have a family member or friend with Alzheimer’s or a similar brain disease? Experience it for yourself in a safe and controlled setting at the Virtual Dementia Tour, coming to Barton College on Thursday, Sept. 24. This immersive event begins at 10 a.m. and continues until 4:15 p.m. in the Hamlin Student Center Theater. The experience takes about 15 minutes to complete. Timeslots are limited to four participants per 15-minute session, and reservations are now being accepted. This event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to […]

Eleventh Annual Caregiver Education Conference Scheduled at Barton College on March 4

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Advance registration deadline is February 28th! WILSON, N.C. — The eleventh annual Caregiver Education Conference is scheduled for Tuesday, March 4, in Hardy Alumni Hall on the Barton College campus. The Gerontology Program of Barton College, Alzheimers North Carolina Inc., the Upper Coastal Plain Area Agency on Aging Family Caregiver Support Program, and Joseph D. Russell, M.D., have teamed up to sponsor this annual conference, which will offer two education sessions. A morning session, with lunch, will be specifically focused for family caregivers, clergy, volunteers and students. After lunch, an afternoon session will be presented for professional caregivers. This conference is generously supported by Dr. Russell through an endowment he […]

“Thursday Gerontology Seminar Series” Welcomes UNC Institute on Aging’s Dr. Victor Marshall

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College is pleased to welcome Dr. Victor Marshall, a senior scientist at the UNC Institute on Aging, as the featured speaker for the opening session of the “Thursday Gerontology Seminar Series” scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 19. Dr. Marshall’s presentation, “Opportunities and Challenges of Increased Longevity: An Agenda for Aging, Issues, Insights, Implications, Opportunities,” will begin at 11 a.m. in the Hamlin Student Center Theater, located on the lower level of the facility. The program is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. At 2 p.m., Dr. Marshall will address the gerontology class in the Hamlin Student Center Theater, and his […]

Tenth Annual Caregiver Education Conference Scheduled at Barton College on March 5

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WILSON, N.C. — The tenth annual Caregiver Education Conference is scheduled for Tuesday, March 5, on the Barton College campus. The Gerontology Program of Barton College, Alzheimers North Carolina Inc., the Upper Coastal Plain Area Agency on Aging Family Caregiver Support Program, and Joseph D. Russell, M.D., have teamed up to sponsor this significant series of workshops and keynote addresses. The Caregiver Education Conference welcomes back Dr. Russell, a doctor of internal medicine in Wilson since 1975, who will join Alice Watkins, Executive Director of Alzheimers North Carolina Inc., to open the conference with introductory greetings to the participants. Passionate about his commitment and support of furthering patient education, Dr. […]