International Alzheimer’s expert June Andrews to speak at Concordia University Chicago

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Concordia University Chicago’s Center for Gerontology will host a lecture by June Andrews, Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing of the United Kingdom Stirling University, Scotland. The event will be held on Tuesday, June 28, at 2 p.m., in Christopher Center, Room 200 on the University’s main campus in River Forest, IL. The event is presented in cooperation with the Illinois Saint Andrew Society/CHICAGO SCOTS and the Alzheimer’s Association – Greater Illinois Chapter.

June Andrews
June Andrews

Professor Andrews, RMN, RGN, FRCN, will discuss worldwide best care practices for individuals with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. She will also discuss and sign her book “When Someone You Know Has Dementia: Practical Advice for Families and Caregivers.” As Director of the University of Stirling’s Dementia Services Development Centre for over a decade, Andrews has made a profound impact on health care in the U.K. and worldwide.

“June Andrews is a refreshing force of nature—smart, politically astute, amusing and possessed of a razor-sharp intellect,” says Dr. John Holton, Director of CUC’s Center for Gerontology. “Her exceptional knowledge and background perfectly complements the new Alzheimer’s-focused initiatives being developed by the Center for Gerontology.”

Andrews supports other health and social care teams as a coach and mentor, and has led successful teams for three decades. In 2011, she gained recognition for her international work through the Robert Tiffany Award, and was presented in Philadelphia with the first-ever Founders’ Award of the British American Project, of which she is a Fellow and advisory board member. She received the Chief Nursing Officers’ Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012, and in 2013 she was listed in the Health Services Journal as one of the 50 most inspirational women in health care and separately as one of the 100 most influential clinicians in England. Most recently, she was made a Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing of the United Kingdom, the highest honor that the RCN can bestow.

Event seating is limited and an RSVP is required by visiting CUChicago.edu/juneandrews. Individuals unable to attend the event in person can watch a live stream of the event at CUChicago.edu/live.

Concordia-Chicago’s campus is located at 7400 Augusta Street, River Forest, IL. Free off-street parking is available in the University’s parking structure, south of Division Street on Bonnie Brae Place. Handicapped-accessible parking is available in the visitors’ lot adjacent to the north side of the University parking structure.

For more information on CUC’s Center for Gerontology, visit gradschool.cuchicago.edu/the-centers/center-for-gerontology.

 

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