SGMC Hosts Dementia Education Seminar
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 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, according to organizers.
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.
Seating is limited and dinner is provided. Registration is required by visiting sgmc.org or calling 229-433-4022.