Eastern Michigan University hosts Aging Studies Program Annual Lecture: ‘Helping Caregivers Manage Behaviors in Persons with Dementia’

Free event to feature lecture from Dr. Katherine Marx, Research Associate at Johns Hopkins University Center for Innovative Care in Aging

YPSILANTI – The Eastern Michigan University (EMU) Aging Studies Program will host its annual free and open-to-the-public wellness fair and lecture on Wednesday, Oct. 30 from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. This year’s event, titled “Helping Caregivers Manage Behaviors in Persons with Dementia,” will feature Johns Hopkins University Center for Innovative Care in Aging Research Associate, Dr. Katherine Marx, as the guest lecturer.

Dr. Katherine Marx
Dr. Katherine Marx

The Wellness Fair will be held from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the ballroom inside EMU’s McKenny Hall, located at 878 W Cross St in Ypsilanti. It will offer older adults and caregivers working with the aging population interactive sessions and booths providing education, resources, and wellness activities. Hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served.

The lecture will begin at 4:30 p.m. and will focus on common behavioral symptoms that the majority of persons living with dementia experience at some point during the disease process. Dr. Marx will talk about a variety of evidenced-based interventions that do not rely on medication to help manage these behaviors.

Limited parking vouchers will be available for EMU’s paid parking lots.

For more information, contact Cassandra Barragan, Director of Aging Studies Program, at cbarrag1@emich.edu or call 734.487.5823.

About Eastern Michigan University

Founded in 1849, Eastern is the second oldest public university in Michigan. It currently serves nearly 18,000 students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than 300 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University's Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Engineering and Technology; Health and Human Services; and, its graduate school. EMU is regularly recognized by national publications for its excellence, diversity, and commitment to applied education. For more information about Eastern Michigan University, visit the University's website.

October 23, 2019

Written by:
Morgan Mark

Morgan Mark