Local conference to provide resources and education for dementia caregivers


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) Memory loss touches so many lives. It is estimated more than 18,000 people in Kent, Ottawa and Muskegon counties living with dementia and over  53,000 people in the area are providing care for someone with dementia.Clark Retirement Community is among a team of organizations that strive to support those people with the Pathway to Caregiving Conference.

The Pathway to Caregiving Conference is designed to assist those caring for a loved one with memory loss by providing support, education, and a continued resource. The conference offers more than 15 expert-led sessions from organizations like Clark Retirement Home, Holland Home, Foster Swift and the Alzheimer’s Association.

The Pathway to Caregiving Conference is from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 12, at the Prince Conference Center at Calvin College. Lunch will be provided. Cost to participate is $35 per person. Participants can register through November 1st by visiting www.pathwaytocaregiving.com or by calling (616) 452-1666 extension 107.