Community Education: Signs and Symptoms of a Stroke


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May 23, 2017

May is National Stroke Awareness Month

Stroke is the leading cause of serious, long-term disability in the United States, but up to 80% of all strokes are preventable. With more than 7 million stroke survivors in the United States, it is essential for professional and family caregivers to be prepared for the possibility of this medical event, as it can happen to anyone at any time. Join us to learn signs and symptoms of a stroke with Dr. Jacob Almeida of TPMG.

SPEAKER: Dr. Jacob Almeida, a member of the American College of Physicians and the American Geriatric Society, has been with TPMG Peninsula Internal & Geriatric Medicine since 2012. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology in 2004 from the State University of New York, College at Geneseo, and he earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree at Des Moines University, Iowa, in 2008. Dr. Almeida's post-graduate training includes an internship and residency in Internal Medicine as well as a Geriatric fellowship at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk. From 2011 to 2012, he served as Assistant Chief Resident in Internal Medicine at EVMS. His interests include caring for elderly patients with complex medical problems. He also enjoys caring for patients across the care continuum, seeing patients in the outpatient office, as well as during hospitalizations for acute medical problems and in nursing home and rehabilitation settings. 

Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm

Date: Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Location: The Chesapeake Retirement Community, Community Center Building, 955 Harpersville Road, Newport News

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

For more information, contact: Home Instead Senior Care, 757.886.1230

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