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Enhancing understanding of dementia

“Enhancing Understanding of Dementia: It’s all in your approach” will be offered free 6-7:30 p.m. March 21, First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 1621 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia. This workshop helps caregivers develop daily plans that promote routines and reduce behavioral problems.

It will also focus on six objectives that include effective communication strategies; recognizing the appropriate type and amount of assistance to offer someone with dementia; differentiating among the five levels of ability and loss in people with dementia; and the difference between dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and forgetfulness.

Details and questions: Jennifer Jones, Gaston Hospice: 704-861-8405; jonesjc@caromonthealth.org; www.gastonhospice.org.

March 27

‘Personalized Genomic Medicine’

Hank Greely, director of Stanford’s Center for Law and Biosciences, will speak during this free lunch workshop on genomics and the future of medicine, 12:30 -2 p.m. March 27 at UNC Charlotte, College of Health and Human Services, Room 128, 9201 University City Blvd. Seating is limited and reservations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. RSVPs are required by March 20: ethicscenter@uncc.edu.

‘The End of Sex: The Future of Human Reproduction’

Stanford University professor and reproductive ethics and law expert Hank Greely will give this free lecture at 4:30 p.m. March 27 in Hance Auditorium of Chambers Building, Davidson College, 102 N. Main St., Davidson. Greely will speak about the science behind in-vitro fertilization, the economic, political and social factors and ethical implications of the new technology. Details: Amber MacIntyre 704-894-2095; ammacintyre@davidson.edu.

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