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Researcher to discuss advances in Alzheimer's patient care (3-19-99)

Mary Ann Matteson, Ph.D., of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio will speak on new discoveries in the care of patients with Alzheimer's disease at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday, March 24, at the San Antonio Country Club.

Dr. Matteson is professor and interim chair of the Department of Family Nursing Care in the Health Science Centerís School of Nursing. Her recent publications include abstracts and papers reporting on issues in Alzheimer's disease, gerontological nursing, dementia, and behavioral characteristics of the elderly with Alzheimer's and related diseases.

Alzheimer's disease affects more than 4 million Americans and is the fourth leading cause of death in the country. It is a progressive disease in which nerve cells degenerate in the brain, and usually affects older people.

The event is the second in a series of health care seminars sponsored by the Nursing Advisory Council of the School of Nursing. To RSVP, call 567-5800. Cost is $20 per person including breakfast and valet parking.

Contact: Will Sansom