Written by Audrey Adelson
June 9, 2011
The Emory WorkLife Resource Center receives calls from employees that are exhausted and anxious and trying to find help for their parents living with dementia and Alzheimer's disease. The employee has been doing their best to care for their parent from a distance and has now made the decision to relocate his parent either to his family’s home or a facility closer to him in Atlanta. With little education or practical experience about the disease, the employee looks to us for help.
In addition to the many resources available throughout metro Atlanta, the Emory Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center opens its doors every day to support families caring for loved ones with the disease. The center is one of 32 active centers in the country supported by the National Institutes of Health. The center’s main goal is to conduct research to learn more about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementing disorders. They are committed to the education of health care professionals, persons with Alzheimer’s disease, their families, and the community to aid in the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of these illnesses. The center provides free education classes and support to the community as well conducting various research studies.
Three free classes that are open to the community and available on campus during the work day include:
Early Memory Loss Group
Caregiver Challenges: In the Middle Stage of Alzheimer’s & Other Dementia’s
Late Stage Alzheimer’s & Other Dementia’s
Contact the Emory Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center to learn more about what the center does, including any research studies you can become involved with or to register for one of their upcoming free classes.
The center can be emailed at EmoryADRC@emory.edu or reached by telephone at 404.778.3444.