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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (April 21, 2021) – The Morning Pointe Foundation would like to thank Dr. Matthew Kodsi, Neurologist with CHI Memorial Hospital, for leading the virtual Caregiver Café seminar, “Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia” on Tuesday, April 20. This Caregiver Café was sponsored by the Morning Pointe Foundation in partnership with the Southeast Tennessee Alzheimer’s Association.

Nearly 400 participants logged in to hear Dr. Kodsi, along with Morning Pointe Senior Living memory care expert panelists Beth Janney, RN, and Lantern Program Director Ashley Briggs, discuss the differences between Alzheimer’s disease and different dementias, the importance of using approved medications to alleviate some of the symptoms, and behavioral techniques that can help families cope with the illness. Amy French with the Southeast Tennessee Alzheimer’s Association moderated the panel.

“We appreciate Dr. Kodsi for leading this Caregiver Café virtual seminar,” said Morning Pointe president Greg A. Vital. “His experience in dealing with this formidable, cruel disease provides so many families with the hope for a better tomorrow when living with a loved one with Alzheimer’s. The panelists added an additional level of expertise on how to approach memory care from a behavioral management standpoint and how to know when it’s time to choose a memory care community.”

The Morning Pointe Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Morning Pointe Senior Living, founded by senior healthcare entrepreneurs Greg A. Vital and J. Franklin Farrow. The 501(c)3 nonprofit public service organization was created in 2014 to provide caregiver support programs, sponsors educational awareness events, and funds clinical scholarships to advance the care of seniors throughout the Southeast.

The Southeast Tennessee Alzheimer’s Association’s mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research, provide and enhance care and support for all affected, and to reduce the risk of Dementia through the promotion of brain health.

To watch a recording of the live seminar “Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia,” visit www.morningpointe.com/caregivercafe. An upcoming virtual Caregiver Café will be held this summer on how to plan appropriately for your retirement years.