Author of "The 36-Hour Day" to speak on caring for people with Alzheimer's

October 29, 1999

Thursday, November 4th, 1 to 4 p.m.

Academy of Medicine, 1441 East Avenue, Rochester

Peter V. Rabins, M.D., M.P.H., co-author of "The 36-Hour Day: A Guide to Caring for Persons With Alzheimer's Disease, Related Dementing Illnesses and Memory Loss in Later Life," and director of geriatrics and neuropsychiatry at Johns Hopkins University, will be the keynote speaker at an event sponsored by the University of Rochester School of Nursing and the Alzheimer's Association of Rochester.

Rabins' presentation will illustrate the challenges of living with and caring for people with Alzheimer's disease and dementia. Based on his own research, Rabins will address ways to overcome the challenges associated with these problems, how the School of Nursing's research on aging has already contributed to this progress, and what challenges are most important for research to address. The public will have a chance to interact with Rabins following the presentation.

"Dr. Rabins' book has, for years, led the way in speaking directly to the concerns of patients, families, and all professionals who provide care for persons with dementia. Now in it's third edition, it continues to offer support and practical help with the challenges of this disease," says Nancy Watson, R.N., Ph.D., director of research on aging at the UR School of Nursing. "This landmark work is the perfect backdrop against which to highlight some of the research already conducted by nurses at the School of Nursing, as well as the areas in which the School is likely to focus in the future."

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