Pittsburgh Theological Seminary will co-sponsor Western Pennsylvania Family Center’s annual conference “Alzheimer’s Disease: Thinking Broadly about the Aging Brain and the Family” Fri., Sept. 30 and Sat., Oct. 1, 2011 from 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. both days. Peter J. Whitehouse, professor of neurology at Case Western Reserve University, and Robert J. Noone, marriage and family counselor, will serve as keynote speakers. This event will be held on the Seminary’s campus.

Commonly viewed as a singular disease that people get as part of old age that can be cured with the right medication, Alzheimer’s disease can also be understood more broadly as part of a natural process of cognitive aging. One view is that it can be understood within the context of family relationships. At this meeting there will be a review of the common view of what is called Alzheimer’s disease. Broader theoretical, research, and treatment issues will also be considered.

Other speakers include Mignonette Keller, Sister Bernadette Manning, Jane Purifoy, Andrea Schara, and Peter Titelman.

Contact the Western Pennsylvania Family Center with questions at 412-362-2295 or info@wpfc.net.

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary is a graduate professional institution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A). Founded in 1794, the Seminary is located in Pittsburgh, Pa. and approximately 320 students are enrolled yearly in the degree programs. The Seminary prepares leaders who proclaim with great joy God’s message of good news in both word and deed. PTS is rooted in the Reformed history of faithfulness to Scripture and commitment to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.