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BSC Associate Degree Nursing Students Attend “Light the Night Alzheimer’s Awareness Program at Princeton Health Care Center

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    Tuesday, November 13 2012
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    Jim Nelson/Media Relations - (304) 327-4103 jnelson@bluefieldstate.edu

(Bluefield)—Bluefield State College's first year Associate Degree Nursing students helped to "Light the Night" during an Alzheimer's Awareness program at Princeton Health Care Center on Thursday evening, November 8. The 14th annual "Light the Night Alzheimer's Awareness Program" included poetry, musical selections, and a moment of silence in memory of Alzheimer's victims, before concluding with a luminary display on the Princeton Health Care Center campus.

"The program was particularly meaningful for students in the 'Nursing Care of the Older Adult Class,' taught by Dr. (Bernadette) Dragich (BSC Professor of Nursing)," observed Sandra Wynn, BSC Associate Degree Nursing Program Director. "Students learned more about Alzheimer's and gained insight as caregivers asked questions about taking care of their loved ones who have Alzheimer's."

Kaarmin Ford, outreach coordinator with the Alzheimer's Association of West Virginia, was the keynote speaker. A welcome was extended to attendees by Roger Topping, Princeton Health Care Center Administrator and a member of the Bluefield State College Board of Governors