|ABC News’ Byron Pitts to
Keynote COAACH’s 10th Annual Caregiver Education Conference
Tiffany S. Jones
EAST GREENSBORO, N.C. (Oct. 4, 2018) – For its 10th annual Caregiver Education Conference, the Center for Outreach in Alzheimer’s, Aging and Community Health (COAACH) at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University has called upon veteran, multiple Emmy Award winning journalist Byron Pitts to serve as the keynote speaker.
Beginning at 8 a.m., on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, at the Alumni-Foundation Event Center and the Student Health Center, the conference will assist those who play the critical role of caregiver in the lives of their loved ones who are impacted by chronic disease, Alzheimer’s and dementia. This year’s theme is “10 Years Transforming the Lives of Caregivers … The Journey Continues.” The full-day program will feature experts from the health, research and media industries to inform and equip participants with the best approaches to better manage the caregiving responsibilities.
Pitts, co-anchor of ABC News’ “Nightline” and ABC News contributor, will speak to caregivers from personal experience of having loved ones affected by dementia.
“Mr. Pitts’ late mother suffered from
dementia and he has another relative who is currently living with
the disease, so, we believe the caregivers will relate to what he
has to say,” said Grace Byfield, Ph.D., COAACH program manager.