A Free Web Conference for Charlotte Caregivers

The nonprofit National Private Duty Association (NPDA), along with Homewatch CareGivers of Charlotte, has announced that it will host a consumer education web conference entitled Depression and Older Adults – What Every Caregiver Should Know on March 13, 2012, at 8 p.m. EST (7 p.m. CT). The live and interactive program will provide advice on how family caregivers can work with professionals to identify this condition and develop an effective plan of care for a loved one with depression. Caregivers will learn how to identify key issues and problems, locate needed experts and resources, and outline a plan to provide the best care for a parent. The event is free of charge to participants.

The web conference topics include diagnosis of depression, association between depression, anxiety and memory loss, understanding which medications are safe and effective, along with  resources and tools for monitoring treatment and improvement.

“One out of three older adults suffers from major depression,” said Phillip A. Cooley, President of Homewatch CareGivers of Charlotte, a member of NPDA.   “Our goal is to provide information to help family caregivers increase the quality of life and identify beneficial treatment and care options for their loved ones.”

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