International Expert to Speak on “Untangling Dementia”

Tam Cummings, PhD will chart progression of the disease

February 7, 2019 Lufkin – International speaker, educator and author Tam Cummings, PhD, will speak on the various stages of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in a free seminar at PineCrest Retirement Community at 1302 Tom Temple Drive in Lufkin on Wednesday, February 13, at 6 p.m.

The seminar is geared toward individuals and families who seek to understand the progression of dementia or Alzheimer’s, or who may be concerned about memory loss for themselves.

Cummings has worked with dementia patients for more than two decades, developing an in-depth knowledge of their struggles and behaviors. She has also witnessed the frustration families and professionals face in coping with the disease. Cummings will provide insights and tips that will help caregivers adopt techniques to minimize disruptive behaviors and emotions.

During her presentation, Cummings will explain the progression and staging of dementia, the physical causes of disease-driven behaviors, the changes in perception and communication abilities, the impact of the disease on caregivers, and more.

Understanding how damage to the brain at each stage impacts mental capabilities and behaviors, as well as how long each stage is estimated to last, is critical in helping medical professionals and family members prepare for the next phase of the disease progression.

Armed with humor and straight-forward, honest talk, Cummings uses decades of professional experience, personal stories and compassion to educate caregivers and family members of people with memory loss.

For more information, or to reserve a space at this lecture, call 936-634-1054, or reserve a seat online.