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Memory loss focus of conference

Dr. Mark Van Etten, medical director of the Spooner Memory Clinic, will be the headline speaker for the Memory Loss Education and Support Network's Third semi-annual Summit on Alzheimer's Disease and other dementias.

Dr. Mark Van Etten, medical director of the Spooner Memory Clinic, will be the headline speaker for the Memory Loss Education and Support Network's Third semi-annual Summit on Alzheimer's Disease and other dementias.

The Memory Loss Network, a program of Senior Connections, is dedicated to educating the general public of Douglas County about these diseases, in order to demystify issues involving the disease, caretakers and the community response to them.

Everyone is invited to attend the summit 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 29 at the Superior Public Library. The program is free. Lunch will be served.

Another major speaker will be Gloria Eslinger, an instructor in art therapy at the University of Wisconsin-Superior, who with Ashley Haines, activity director at Golden Living will speak on using art therapy with patients. They will also demonstrate some of the activities that they use.

The final speaker is Dorothy Ellerbroek from Minneapolis, who will describe her experience as a spiritual director working with Alzheimer's patients.

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Although this program is free, attendees must register. Call Kathleen or Luann at Senior Connections at (715) 394-3611 or e-mail Kathleen@seniorconnectionswi.org . The Memory Loss Network's web site is memorylossnetwork.org.

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