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Loyola Clinical Centers to host Alzheimer’s awareness event

| By Stephanie Weaver

Loyola University Maryland and the Loyola Clinical Centers, in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA), will host Raise Your Voice for Care, a day-long event to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias, on Friday, Oct. 23, in McGuire Hall on the Evergreen campus.

The event will feature panels and discussion about Alzheimer’s, free memory screenings, free hearing screenings and information about living with hearing loss, and a virtual dementia tour. The day-long event will conclude with a concert by Honor By August on the Quad at 4:45 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.  

The panels include:

  • “Alzheimer’s Disease & You” at 10:30 a.m.
  • “Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s Disease” at 11:45 a.m.
  • “Music as Therapy” at 1 p.m.
  • “Careers in Dementia Healthcare” at 2:15 p.m.

In addition to raising awareness to Alzheimer’s through Raise Your Voice for Care, the event marks the official launch of Loyola’s AFA student chapter.

“Alzheimer’s touches many lives, and the Loyola Clinical Centers is honored to be partnering with the AFA to host this event, raise awareness, and offer support to those whose loved ones are living with this illness,” said Loyola Clinical Centers executive director Janet Schreck, Ph.D. “We look forward to partnering with the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America to supplement the resources we offer through the LCC—and contribute to the essential conversation about Alzheimer’s, the challenges it presents, and what we can do to combat its effect on families and communities.”

The Loyola Clinical Centers offers cognitive screening and programs to keep the brain healthy; integrated assessments by neuropsychology, speech-language pathology, and audiology for persons who are demonstrating symptoms associated with mild cognitive impairment, and dementia; and counseling, psychological or pastoral, to individuals with dementia and/or their family and caregivers. In addition, speech-language pathology provides individual and group therapy for persons who require assistance with optimizing their cognitive-communication skills.

For more information, visit www.loyola.edu/afa-lcc.

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

AFA was founded by a consortium of organizations to provide optimal care and services to individuals confronting dementia, and to their caregivers and families through member organizations dedicated to improving quality of life.

Raise Your Voice for Care is an initiative of AFA’s On Campus division, created to raise awareness and engage and empower the younger generation of advocates and champions for the cause on a nationwide campus level.

Loyola Clinical Centers

The Loyola Clinical Centers (LCC) provides state-of-the-art facilities and treatment for people experiencing difficulties in the areas of psychology, pastoral counseling, literacy, hearing, speech, and language. The LCC operates from three locations: Belvedere Square and Loyola/Notre Dame Library in Baltimore City and Loyola's Columbia Graduate Center in Columbia, Howard County. Some services are also provided off-site through partnerships with schools and community agencies. More information can be found at loyola.edu/clinics.

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