Fall 2023 Educational Series

Starting on September 14th, 2023, MemoryCare will be providing an educational series designed for caregivers to learn more about how to care for themselves and their loved one affected by dementia.

Courses are free, open to the public, and will be presented as a live online broadcast.

See the corresponding course below to register. Contact our office at 828-771-2219 or education@memorycare.org with any questions.

September 14th, 2023
2:00 – 3:30 pm

Genetics and Dementia: Current Understanding and Future Promise
Presented by Eric Johns, MMSc, CGC, Genetic Counselor

Eric is a certified genetic counselor at Fullerton Genetics Center. There, he facilitates genetic testing for, and conversations about, familial risks for disease such as cancer, heart disease, and autism spectrum disorder. He has taken a particular interest in dementia and the complex relationship between genetic and environmental influences on someone’s risk. Eric has spent time doing benchtop research on the genetics of dementia, and uses that background to aid in his counseling of families affected by these same conditions. He received his masters of medical science in genetic counseling from Emory University and has been living in Asheville since 2021. In his free time, he likes to cook, read, and play guitar.

September 21st, 2023
2:00 – 3:30 pm

Understanding Guardianship for People Living With Dementia

Presented by Andrew Atherton, Mary Euler, and Phoebe Bulls with McGuire, Wood & Bissette Law Firm.

Andrew Atherton, Mary Euler, and Phoebe Bulls will tackle the complexity of the guardianship process. What it takes to avoid the process. What circumstances require guardianship? They will also address what to expect with the process when guardianship is required.

September 28th, 2023
2:00 – 3:30 pm

Alzheimer’s Disease & Treatment
Presented by Nikki Gordon, DO, MemoryCare Physician.

A discussion covering the advances we have made in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of dementia.

We gratefully acknowledge Dogwood Health Trust for their support of our program!

A special thanks to the sponsors of these events!

MemoryCare’s community education is supported through donations – your help is appreciated!

MemoryCare is nonprofit charitable organization whose mission is three-fold:  To provide specialized medical care to older adults with cognitive impairment; to support caregivers with education, counseling, and improved access to services; and to provide community education.

MemoryCare is a 501(c)3 public charity as determined by the Internal Revenue Service, Federal Tax ID: 56-2178294.  
Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the Charitable Solicitation Licensing Section at 919-814-5400.  The license is not an endorsement by the State.