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SGMC Hosts Dementia Education Lecture

Posted on: May 12th, 2015


Joel L. Morgan, MD, Director of the SGMC DSHC The SGMC Dogwood Senior Health Center will host a free community lecture on the diagnosis and treatment of dementia on Thursday, May 28 at 6 pm at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College in Valdosta. Seating is limited and registration is required by calling 229.433.8663. Joel L. Morgan, MD, Director of the SGMC DSHC will share information on dementia, a general term used to describe a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life.

While symptoms of dementia can vary greatly, at least two of the following core mental functions must be significantly impaired to be considered dementia: memory, communication and language, ability to focus and pay attention, reasoning and judgment, and visual perception. People with dementia may have problems with short-term memory, keeping track of a purse or wallet, paying bills, planning and preparing meals, remembering appointments or traveling out of the neighborhood.

If you or a loved one are experiencing memory difficulties or other changes in thinking skills, consider participating in this free event to learn more about treatment options. For more information or to register for this event, call 229.433.8663.