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LUMBERTON — A biannual dementia conference will take place on Nov. 13 at the Southeastern Agricultural Center in Lumberton.

The conference, titled “The Building Blocks of Successful Dementia Care,” is intended to provide practical advice to people coping with dementia and offer professional support to caregivers. A joint effort between the Lumber River Council of Government and Alzheimer’s North Carolina, the conference will feature several expert speakers.

Lisa Gwyther, director of the Family Caregiver Support Program at the Duke Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, will detail her experiences with family caregivers; Melanie Bunn, a geriatric nurse practitioner with Alzheimer’s North Carolina, will outline the positive aspects of being a caregiver; and Dr. Ben Bahr, the William Friday chair and professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, will discuss current research into dementia.

Attendees may also participate in their choice of five topical sessions that will be presented later in the afternoon.

The conference will last from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Pre-registration is required before Wednesday. The cost for family caregivers, students, volunteers or clergy is $10. The cost for professionals is $30 and admission will include a Caregiver Education Conference certificate.

To register, call 800-228-8738 or 910-272-5080.

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