Los elementos esenciales de una familia sólida son la confianza, el respeto, el aprecio, el apoyo y el amor. La dinámica de las relaciones familiares es compleja y confusa. El Dr. Néstor H. Praderio hablará sobre la dinámica del núcleo familiar al lidiar con el diagnóstico y plan de cuidados de la enfermedad de Alzheimer o algún otro tipo de demencia de un ser querido. El Dr. Praderio analizará los datos estadísticos con respecto a quienes cuidan de un familiar y ofrecerá alternativas para crear un equilibrio entre el cuidado del familiar y la forma de conservar una relación familiar sana.
Nestor H. Praderio
Nestor H. Praderio, M.D. was born and raised in Argentina. He is a graduate of the University of La Plata School of Medicine and completed his residence in psychiatry at the Yale University affiliated program of Connecticut Valley Hospital in Middletown, Connecticut. Dr. Praderio is currently the Medical Director for • Christus Spohn Behavioral Medicine Department • Christus Spohn Medical Director of the Geropsychiatric Unit • Care Regional Medical Center Geropsychiatric Unit His special interest is focused on Geriatric Psychiatry. He is a consultant of many nursing centers and assisted living units in South Texas. Dr. Praderio is a Diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, as well as Geriatric Psychiatry. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. His academic appointments former Assistant Clinical Professor with Yale University Department of Psychiatry and currently an Assistant Clinical Professor at Texas A&M Health Science Center. Dr. Praderio is also the Chairman of the Psychiatric Department of Christus Spohn Hospital System. His research interests are various and are reflected by numerous presentations, workshops and publications on geriatric psychiatry as well as public and community activities. He participates as a speaker for the following pharmaceutical companies: Pfizer, Novaritis , Lilly, Forest, Janssen, Elion and Wyeth. He is also the founder and president of "Face to Face" which is a no-profit organization and Alzheimer's Support Group. All of his time dedicated to this organization is volunteered and it includes; monthly meetings in which he speaks to family, caregivers and clinicians, annual "Face to Face Festival" and a yearly Coastal Bend Walk for Memory. Nestor H. Praderio, M.D. Page 2 PRESENT POSITIONS Past President 2012 Medical Staff Christus Spohn Hospital System Medical Director Department of Behavioral Medicine Christus Spohn Hospital System Chairman Psychiatric Department Christus Spohn Hospital System Clinical Assistant Professor Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science Texas A&M Health Science Center Effective August 23, 2007 President and Founder Face to Face, a non-profit organization An Alzheimer's support group Since 1998 Medical Director Department of Behavioral Medicine • Christus Spohn Behavioral Department of Behavioral Health • Care Regional Medical Center