8th Annual Alzheimer’s Association’s “Caregiver Journey” Conference and GeneMatch Swab Event

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Butler Hospital, Rhode Island Mood and Memory Research Institute, and the Alzheimer’s Association invite you to join them for the 8th Annual “Caregiver’s Journey” Conference on April 26th, 2018. The conference will consist of lectures from renowned experts in the field and various breakout sessions that will provide caregivers and professionals with education and tools to carry on their journey of caring and supporting persons with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

Butler’s Memory and Aging Program and Rhode Island Mood and Memory Research Institute will also be co-hosting a GeneMatch Swab Event throughout the day. If you are between the ages of 55 and 75 and HAVEN’T been diagnosed with cognitive impairment, we invite you to stop by. GeneMatch will connect you with Alzheimer’s research studies based on your unique genetic profile - all you have to do is swab your cheek! Can’t attend the event? Visit the GeneMatch Website at www.endalznow.org/genematch.

Respite care will be available throughout the day. Pre-registration required.

Where: Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick

801 Greenwich Ave

Warwick, RI 02886

When: Thursday, April 26th 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Who: The event is open to the public. To participate in a GeneMatch Swab – you must be between the ages of 55-75 and without a diagnosis of cognitive impairment or dementia.

RSVP: This event is free for community members, but registration is required as space is limited. To learn more and to register, call 1-800-272-3900.

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