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Bristol Public Library hosts Dr. Tim Urbin talk on Dementia: Myth & Reality

July 08, 2013

As Part Four of the Health Education Series being offered by the Bristol Public Library, the Quillen College of Medicine’s Bristol Family Medicine Residency Program, and Wellmont, Dr. Tim Urbin will speak on Dementia: Myth and Reality. This presentation will take place on Thursday, July 11 at 7 PM in the J. Henry Kegley Meeting Room at the Bristol Public Library, 701 Goode Street, Bristol, Virginia. 24201. This series is free to the public.
For more information on this series or other adult programming, please call Doris Stickley (276) 821-6148 or visit www.bristol-library.org.

A neuropsychologist with a special interest in brain dysfunction and memory loss, Dr. Urbin completed his degrees in Psychology at the universities of Illinois and Oklahoma and an MBA also from the University of Illinois. He is a veteran of the United State Air Force and the Army National Guard. Dr. Urbin’s career has focused on providing training and clinical services in neuropsychology, behavioral medicine, and rehabilitation psychology.

Dementia describes different brain disorders that trigger a loss of brain function. These conditions are all usually progressive and eventually severe. Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia, affecting 62 per cent of those diagnosed. Symptoms of dementia include memory loss, confusion and problems with speech and understanding. Dementia is a terminal condition. In 2010 The World Health Organization estimated that 35.6 million people had been diagnosed with dementia. This number is projected to rise by 71% by the year 2050.

In 2011 Dementia care costs in the United States were $604 billion dollars with the costs increasing to staggering amounts as more people are diagnosed. Dementia also extracts a terrible toll on the caregivers. This wide-reaching drain on resources is rapidly becoming the top healthcare priority in public health issues.

Please join us for this informative and educational presentation Thursday, July 11, at 7pm in the J. Henry Kegley Meeting Room at the Bristol Public Library.