Friday, November 16, 2012
9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
3 CE credits offered (credits are offered to psychologists, counselors, social workers, students, other mental health workers, and the general public)
Loyola University Maryland
Columbia Graduate Center
8890 McGaw Road
Columbia, MD 21045
This presentation will provide information regarding dementia with specific emphasis on Alzheimer's. The presenter will discuss the illness and describe in some detail the eight year course in the life of his wife, Jane, for whom he was the sole caregiver. He will present a studied view of the variability and complexity of the patient's life as the disease progresses and of the labyrinthine relationship between patient and caregiver.
- To have increased awareness of the magnitude of the problems presented by Alzheimer's
- To recognize difficulties in diagnosis and treatment of the illness
- To have increased knowledge and appreciation of the Alzheimer's patient's world
- To develop criteria for appropriate response to Alzehimer's patients and their caregivers
About the Presenter
Robert McAllister has a doctorate in psychology from Catholic University and a medical degree from Georgetown University. He has been practicing psychiatrist for over 50 years and has lectured throughout the country. He taught at Catholic University, the University of Nevada in Reno, NV, Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA, and in the Pastoral Counseling Program at Loyola University Maryland. He is a member of the American Psychological Association and a Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He has authored four books and over 20 articles in professional and religious journals. His last book, "An Alzheimer's Love Story" Authorhouse 2012, describes the course of his wife's illness prior to her death in February 2012.