Helping people better understand the difference between Alzheimer's and normal memory loss, and sharing ways to best support loved ones and find support for caregivers and families, is the focus of the next Towers Series event on Wednesday, March 2, at Miami University's Voice of America Learning Center.
“I’m Still Here: Alheimer’s and Aging” will feature gerontologists Jennifer Kinney and Like Lokon from Miami’s Scripps Gerontology Center, which was recently named an Ohio Social and Cultural Transformation Center of Excellence by Ohio’s Board of Regents.
A joint program of the Community Foundation of West Chester/Liberty and the Voice of America Learning Center, the event begins with a 5:30 p.m. reception in the Learning Center lobby, followed by a 6:15 p.m. presentation in the center's auditorium.
Kinney’s recent work centers on stresses and satisfactions of caring for family members with dementia, and the role technology can play in helping those caregiving efforts, particularly for those who care for loved ones at home.
Lokon has combined her work as an educator, gerontologist, and artist in founding Opening Minds Through Art, an art program for people with dementia. Examples of works by participants in the program will be shared during the program.