Geriatric Social Workers of Southeast Michigan



Understanding HAND

  • 02 Mar 2023
  • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  • PACE-Pontiac
  • 34


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Oakland County 

Understanding HAND


Kate Pierce, LMSW (she, her, hers)
Program Director | Alzheimer's Association Michigan Chapter

Course Description: 

Thanks to improvements in HIV treatment, people living with HIV are living longer than ever before.  In fact, almost 50% of people living with HIV in the US are now 50 and older with a life expectancy nearing their peers without HIV. However, aging with HIV is not without its challenges, including a much higher risk for cognitive decline. This presentation will discuss why approximately 50% of people living with HIV will experience some form of cognitive decline and focus on the main cause of this decline, HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorder (HAND). Topics covered include the signs and risk factors for HAND; similarities and differences between HAND and Alzheimer's disease;  and why accurately diagnosing cognitive change in people living with HIV is so important.

Date:  Mar 2nd, 2023
Time: 8:30 - 10:00 AM

8:30 AM - Registration and Networking

9:00 A.M. Presentation


PACE Pontiac
823 Golf Drive
Pontiac, MI 4834

1 CEU will be provided. Please bring your license number.

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Free to members and $15 for guests

Our Mission Statement Geriatric Social Workers of Southeast Michigan is dedicated to promoting the specialized field of Geriatric Social Work through the provision of professional development and educational programming. We believe in supporting geriatric social workers through networking and in upholding the NASW Code of Ethics.

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