The Morning Pointe Foundation, together with Neurologist Dr. Matthew Kodsi, MD, Ph.D., vice president of medical affairs for CHI Memorial, and the Southeast Tennessee Alzheimer’s Association, will present “Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia,” a virtual Caregiver Café seminar about the latest research and how to cope with this debilitating disease. The program will be a free, registration-only event held online on April 20 at 6 p.m.
The Morning Pointe Caregiver Café is an ongoing educational seminar series that connects experts on senior living and care with those experiencing the physical and mental effects of aging.
Dr. Kodsi will be joined by memory care expert panelists Beth Janney, RN, corporate director of
memory care for Morning Pointe, along with Ashley Briggs, program director for The Lantern at
Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence, Franklin. Together they will discuss the
differences between Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia, the risk factors associated with the
disease and different treatment options and resources available to families to help them cope.
These panelists—many years of experience among them working alongside individuals living
with memory care disorders—are passionate about helping adults with Alzheimer’s and
Dementia live their best.
“We’re very excited to partner with the Morning Pointe Foundation on this program,” said Amy
French, senior manager of programs and education for the Southeast Tennessee Alzheimer’s
Association. “It is always an honor and a pleasure to have Dr. Kodsi share his knowledge of
Alzheimer’s and Dementia. His expertise and compassion, along with the panel of memory care
specialists from Morning Pointe Senior Living, creates the perfect opportunity for caregivers to
learn more about this baffling disease.”
The Morning Pointe Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Morning Pointe Senior Living,
founded by senior healthcare entrepreneurs Greg A. Vital and J. Franklin Farrow. The 501(c)3
nonprofit public service organization was created in 2014 to provide caregiver support programs,
sponsors educational awareness events, and funds clinical scholarships to advance the care of
seniors throughout the Southeast.
The Southeast Tennessee Alzheimer’s Association’s mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease
through the advancement of research, provide and enhance care and support for all affected, and
to reduce the risk of Dementia through the promotion of brain health.
“Dr. Kodsi’s experience and breadth of knowledge regarding Alzheimer’s disease is truly awe-inspiring, and we are looking forward to sharing his expertise with seniors and senior caregivers
who will really benefit from this information,” said Audra Hopkins, executive director of the
Morning Pointe Foundation.
To register for this virtual Caregiver Café seminar, go to