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Alzheimer's Association to host listening session

By Staff reports

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The state chapter of the Alzheimer's Association invites caregivers to share their stories during a listening session Tuesday.

Families who care for an Alzheimer's or dementia patient may attend the session, which aims to improve care systems in the state.

"We welcome every opportunity to provide and enhance care and support for individuals with Alzheimer's and other dementias, their families and caregivers," Laurel Kirksey, executive director of the local association, said in a prepared statement. "This listening session provides a unique opportunity for caregivers to share their personal experiences with all aspects of health care in West Virginia."

The event is part of an 18-month planning project to better the quality of care systems for patients and their caregivers, funded by a grant from the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation. The listening session will be at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the association's Charleston office, 1601 2nd Avenue. Registration is requested. For more information or to register, call 800-272-3900.


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