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McLean Hospital co-hosts conference on Memory Loss and Aging

May 8, 2001 -- Belmont, MA -- The McLean Hospital Memory Clinic and the New England Chapter of the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers (GCM New England) will co-sponsor "Memory Loss and Complex Aging Issues," a conference that examines the challenges faced by community professionals, on May 17, from 8:30 am to 11:30 am, in McLean’s Pierce Hall. Attendees will learn how to take advantage of the latest developments in the evaluation, treatment, and delivery of community-based services for memory-impaired elders and their families.

Janet Lawrence, MD, director of the Memory Clinic, will present a keynote address on assessing memory loss. The conference will also include a panel discussion, which will present a case study example and analysis, illustrate ways to access different resources and services, advise on how and when to make referrals, demonstrate how to make successful transitions across the continuum of services, and predict the outcomes of utilizing the available resources.

The conference is free and open to the public. Certificates of attendance will be provided.

To reserve a seat, call Debra Katt-Lloyd at the McLean Hospital Memory Clinic, by Monday, May 14, at 617/855-2849.

McLean Hospital is the largest psychiatric teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, an affiliate of Massachusetts General Hospital and a member of Partners HealthCare System.

GCM New England includes experts from allied disciplines who assess the needs of elders, and assist elders and their families in locating and advocating for appropriate services and coordinating resources.