FRESNO – Top experts in the field of neuroscience will present the latest information regarding the diagnosis and treatment of dementias at a conference sponsored by the UCSF Fresno Alzheimer’s & Memory Center.

The conference titled “New Developments in Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias” will be held Saturday, Oct. 2 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Sierra Community Health Center (1925 E. Dakota Ave.) in Fresno.

Alzheimer’s disease is the most commonly diagnosed form of dementia and the form with no known cure. An estimated 6,000 people in the Fresno area are living with the disease.

Presented in collaboration with the Walter A. Rohlfing Geriatric Lectureship and Community Medical Centers, the conference includes sessions on:

  • Diagnosing early dementia
  • New developments in prevention and treatment
  • Managing dementia at home
  • Dealing with problem behaviors in patients with dementia
  • Pain management

The conference is aimed at community physicians and other health care professionals. Caregivers and the general public also are invited to attend.

Advance registration is $100 for physicians, $75 for other health care professionals, $50 for students, and $25 for caregivers and the public.

Established in 1989, the UCSF Fresno Alzheimer’s & Memory Center offers complete diagnostic services, treatment planning, counseling, caregiver support groups and educational opportunities for patients, families, and health care professionals. The Center also participates in valuable research that may help find treatments to halt the disease in the future. It is one of 10 state-funded Alzheimer’s research centers in California, and the only one of its kind in the Valley. The Center serves residents in Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Merced, Mariposa, Stanislaus, Tulare, San Luis Obispo, and Tuolumne counties.

For more information, please call (559) 227-4810.