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University of Iowa News Release

May 23, 2005

Public Invited To June 2 Program On Dementia

People interested in learning more about dementia, including treatment options, are invited to attend a University of Iowa Health Care presentation at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 2 at the Holiday Inn Conference Center, 1220 First Ave. in Coralville.

Jose Ness, M.D., assistant professor of internal medicine in the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and clinician in geriatric medicine at UI Hospitals and Clinics, will present "Understanding Dementia: A Public Program for Patients and Families." The free event is sponsored by the UI Center on Aging and MindLights Senior Consulting, which is based in Cedar Rapids.

Ness will address how dementia progresses, how it affects both families and patients and what patients and families can expect from current treatment options. Assessments and additional information for individuals will be available following the program.

Light refreshments will be provided at the event. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UI-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, contact Julie Bobitt, education coordinator at the UI Center on Aging, in advance at 319-384-4222 or julie-bobitt@uiowa.edu.

Visit the UI Center on Aging online at www.centeronaging.uiowa.edu.

University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and UI Hospitals and Clinics and the patient care, medical education and research programs and services they provide. Visit UI Health Care online at www.uihealthcare.com.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Health Science Relations, 5137 Westlawn, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1178

CONTACTS: Media: Becky Soglin, 319-335-6660, becky-soglin@uiowa.edu; Program: Julie Bobitt, UI Center on Aging, 319-384-4222, julie-bobitt@uiowa.edu

PHOTO: http://www.healthcare.uiowa.edu/InternalMedicine/Divisions/GMed/Directory/JoseNess.html