Experts to discuss elder care & dementia on NET special

logoThe public is invited to be a part of an April 30 TV special that will address elder care and dementia, reported the Lincoln Journal Star. For the show, a panel of experts will answer live audience questions. Those interested should head to NET Television Studio in Lincoln, located at 1800 N. 33rd Street. Seating begins at 1:30 p.m. followed by live recording beginning at 2 p.m. Airing takes place in May on NET Television.

The panel experts — who will cover areas such as dementia research, psychosocial issues, care levels and financial issues – include:

    • Dan Murman — neurologist at University of Nebraska Medical Center


    • Abbie J. Widger — attorney with Johnson, Flodman, Guenzel and Widger in Lincoln


    • Helen Crunk, RN — administrator of Hillcrest Mable Rose in Bellevue, Nebraska Assisted Living Association chairperson and member of National Center for Assisted Living Board of Directors


    • Carol Ernst — executive director of Eastmont Towers Community and Nebraska Assisted Living Association vice chairperson.


The panel will be moderated by Anna Fisher.

The article also mentioned that there will be a lunch with guest speakers held at noon prior to recording. Lunch speakers are Clayton Freeman (program director of Alzheimer’s Association Midlands Chapter) and Heath Boddy (president and CEO of the Nebraska Health Care Association).

The show is affiliated with the NET’s “Now What? a program dealing with elder care and dementia issues.

The event is free to attend but RSVPs are required by April 25 by calling Charity Thomas at 402-682-6595 or online at

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