Join us for this series of Lunch ‘n Learns that will explore the many neurodegenerative disorders. Hosted by Dr. Alexander Peralta, specialists in each of these fields will explain the origins, explore current treatment options and discuss ethical considerations.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 – Primary Dementias: Alzheimer’s Disease and Fronto-Temporal Dementia. Diana R. Kerwin, M.D. Medical Director, Texas Alzheimer’s and Memory Disorders Program. Chief of Geriatrics, Department of Medicine, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 – Syndromes of gradually developing abnormalities of posture and movement: Parkinson’s Disease, Lewy Body Dementia and Parkinson-plus. Pravin Khemani, M.D. Associate Professor, Department of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics, UT Southwestern Medical Center
Tuesday, October 24 2017 – You’ve been diagnosed with a neurodegenerative disease: the ethical, psychological and spiritual impact on the newly diagnosed and their caregivers. Delila Bergen, J.D., M.A. Bioethicist and Elder Mediator, E-Senior Services
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 – Syndromes of muscular weakness and wasting without sensory changes: Amyotrophic Lateral Atrophy/Sclerosis (ALS). Speaker TBD
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 – Inherited neuromuscular disorders: Huntington’s Chorea and the role of genetics in neurodegenerative disease. Speaker TBD
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 – Vascular dementia with or without behavioral disturbance: Strokes. Speaker TBD
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - Infectious dementias: HIV/AIDS, West Nile Virus, Mad Cow Disease, Syphilis. Speaker TBD
Event to be held at:
Boone Pickens Hospice and Palliative Care Center
12467 Merit Drive
Dallas, TX 75251
All times are
11:30am – 1:00pm.
CEUs available for social workers and nurses.