Spotlight for Monday, March 18, 2013

Alzheimer’s event

Learn about alternative approaches to caring for patients.

WHAT: Alzheimer’s Services of the Capitol Area/Charlie’s Place presents the 20th annual Education Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease.

WHEN: 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Wednesday.

WHERE: Pennington Biomedical Research Center, 6400 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge.

INFORMATION: http://alzbr.org/

DETAILS: Dr. G. Allen Power, author of “Dementia Beyond Drugs: Changing the Culture of Care,” will give the keynote address, “Alternative Approaches to Care for People with Alzheimer’s.” Other speakers will include Wanda Spurlock, associate professor of nursing at Southern University; Linda Melancon, owner of Legacy Center of Louisiana, LCC.; and Sandra Lunte, certified laughter coach and laughter yoga leader. Advance registration is $125 for health care professionals, $40 for family caregivers and $20 for students. Add $25 when registering at the door.

Cajun Classic

See athletes from around the world compete at wheelchair tennis.

WHAT: The Greater Baton Rouge Community Tennis Association presents the 24th annual Cajun Classic Wheelchair Tennis Tournament.

WHEN: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through March 24.

WHERE: Paula G. Manship YMCA, Lamar Tennis Center, 8100 YMCA Plaza Drive, Baton Rouge.

INFORMATION: http://www.cajunclassictennis.com.

DETAILS: Admission for spectators is free for all days and for all matches, including finals. Organizers expect 107 professional and amateurs from 15 countries, including 12 of the world’s top-10 men and women. Nine Baton Rouge amateurs — the most ever for this tournament — will compete. They are Shane Theriot, Rich Swanson, Glenn Singletary, Alex Saporito, Karin Johnson, Ryan Guillory, Travis Carter, Kerry Ellis and Shoeb Khan.