George Mason Cosponsors Alzheimer’s Symposium

Posted: October 17, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason, in collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association, will host an Alzheimer’s Symposium on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Center for the Arts Concert Hall. The keynote speaker will be Stephen McConnell, senior vice president, advocacy and public policy, Alzheimer’s Association National Capital Chapter. Breakout sessions include:

  • “Coping Strategies for Family and Caregivers,” with Louise Crawford Mead, project coordinator, Center for Aging Studies, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Maryland;

  • “The Ethics of Alzheimer’s Care,” with Jeanne Sorrell, associate dean, academic programs and research, College of Nursing and Health Science, George Mason;
  • “Reducing Your Risk of Memory Loss,” with Lin Noyes, clinical director and founder, Alzheimer’s Family Day Center, Falls Church, Va.; and
  • “Choosing an Alzheimer’s Care Facility: What To Know,” with Andrew Carle, assistant professor/coordinator, assisted living, College of Nursing and Health Science, George Mason.

The symposium is made possible through a grant from Kaiser Permanente. There is no charge to attend, but reservations are required. For information and reservations call (703) 993-1916 or e-mail

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