Free Education Session for Families Facing Dementia Keynote Speaker Jaron L. Winston, M.D. to Speak at The Cottages at Chandler Creek

Round Rock, TX, August 19, 2011 --( The Cottages at Chandler Creek will host geriatric psychiatry expert Jaron L. Winston, M.D., as he gives an educational lecture about the latest dementia research advancements and treatments Aug. 31 at 4:30 p.m. at The South Cottages at Chandler Creek, 2351 North AW Grimes, Round Rock, Texas, 78665. The event is free and open to the public. Reservations are recommended, as seating is limited. Reservations can be made by calling (512) 354-4434.

For more than 20 years, Winston has served Austin-area patients, families, physicians and professional caregivers as the knowledge leader in geriatric psychiatry. As a board certified geriatric and general psychiatrist, Winston previously served as Medical Director of Geriatric Services at St. David’s Pavilion. In addition, Winston founded Senior Adults Specialty Healthcare and a research division called Senior Adults Specialty Research. He often lectures and consults on a local and national level.

“When faced with a family member’s struggle with dementia, many people simply don’t know where to turn for information and support. This is a great opportunity for families to receive the world’s most current information from an experienced specialist, and learn how to help their loved ones,” Lynda Canas, Director of Operations for The Cottages, said. “At The Cottages, it is our mission to not only provide the best living environment and care for our residents, but to provide families with information that they need to make the best decisions for their loved ones.”

Dementia is the loss of mental functions such as thinking, memory and reasoning that is severe enough to interfere with a person’s daily functioning. Dementia is not a disease, but a group of symptoms caused by various diseases or conditions like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s or Huntington’s. It’s estimated five to eight percent of all individuals over age 65 have some form of dementia, and this number doubles every five years above 65. About 20 percent of dementia causes can be cured or partially treated, so it is very important individuals are informed and receive a thorough diagnosis.

About The Cottage
The Cottages currently has locations in Round Rock, Houston area and Amarillo, Texas, with three additional locations under development in Texas. The Cottages at Chandler Creek is managed by Dallas-based Preston Senior Living, LLC.

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The Cottages at Chandler Creek is accepting residents to move into their new home. The Cottages charges all-inclusive monthly resident fees without additional level-of-care charges.

Please call The Cottages at (512) 354-4434 to make an appointment to tour.

Or, stop by and request a tour. The Cottages are located at 2351 and 2401 North A.W. Grimes Blvd, Round Rock, Texas, 78665.

Learn more about Alzheimer’s disease and The Cottages difference at (Facility #s: 030118, 030119 & 104692)

The Cottages at Chandler Creek
Kristin Moreno
817.226.4332 ext. 241