According to the National Institute on Aging, more than five million Americans may have Alzheimer’s, the most common cause of dementia among older adults. This irreversible and progressive brain disorder is ranked as the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. Dedicated to winning the fight against Alzheimer’s disease, The University of Tennessee Medical Center and The Pat Summitt Foundation have partnered to educate our community about Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

The first program of The Summitt Series: Alzheimer’s is scheduled for Friday, September 9 at UT Medical Center in the Heart Hospital Conference Room. The topics and speakers for the program include:

  • Eating Healthy on the Mediterranean Diet presented by UT Medical Center clinical dietitan, Linda Quimby, MS, RD, LDN
  • Self-Care for Caregivers presented by UT Medical Center Cole Neuroscience Center social worker, Sallie Gentry, MSW, LCSW, CCM
  • Overview of Alzheimer’s and Dementia presented by UT Medical Center Cole Neuroscience Center physician, Monica Crane, MD.
The program begins at 9 am with a complimentary continental breakfast and ends around 1:15 pm. A complimentary lunch will be provided. Parking is free in Parking Garage H.

To register for the program please call Nora at the UT Medical Center at 865-305-3792.

The mission of The University of Tennessee Medical Center, the region’s only hospital to achieve status as a Magnet® recognized organization, is to serve through healing, education and discovery. UT Medical Center, a 609-bed, not-for-profit academic medical center, serves as a referral center for Eastern Tennessee, Southeast Kentucky and Western North Carolina. The medical center, the region’s only Level I Trauma Center, is one of the largest employers in Knoxville. For more information about The University of Tennessee Medical Center, visit online at www.utmedicalcenter.org.

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