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Mental Health Lecture to Cover Memory “Basics”

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Roger Girion, PhD, will present "The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s" at 7 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Antelope Valley Medical Center Community Resource Center, 44151 15th Street West in Lancaster. The free hour-long lecture will provide answers into the following questions:

  • What is the difference between dementia and Alzheimer’s disease?
  • What are the stages of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease?
  • Are there treatments available for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease?
  • How do you prevent agitation in those with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease?
  • What are the current areas of research on dementia?

"Statistics show the Antelope Valley has the highest Alzheimer’s disease death rate in Los Angeles County," said Dr. Girion. "We want to educate local residents about this important issue and provide them with the tools to cope with this debilitating disease."

For more details, click here to view the lecture event page on Facebook and RSVP.

Opened in 1971, the hospital’s mental health unit is the only inpatient facility of its kind in the Antelope Valley. An expert team of psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, therapists, mental health technicians and clinical social workers provide compassionate and comprehensive care.