• WHAT: Capital Area Human Services’ free discussion on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • WHEN: Noon Tuesday, Feb. 16
  • WHERE: CAHS’s main clinic sites — Capital Area Center for Adult Behavioral Health, 4615 Government St., Room 200, Baton Rouge; Margaret Dumas Mental Health Center, 3843 Harding Blvd., Baton Rouge; Gonzales Mental Health Center, 1112 SE Ascension Comp. Ave., Gonzales
  • DETAILS: CAHS clinical social workers will facilitate a discussion about ADHD, its diagnosis, early intervention and treatment approaches and sources of support. No registration is required. Bring your lunch.


  • WHAT: Baton Rouge Area Parkinson’s Disease Support Group meeting
  • WHEN: 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18
  • WHERE: EBR Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd., Baton Rouge
  • INFORMATION: Sally at (225) 756-2645 or Sharilyn at (225) 933-0542
  • DETAILS: Lisa Hutson, fitness instructor and personal trainer, will speak on the importance of exercise.


  • WHAT: Kidney health screening
  • WHEN: 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 20
  • WHERE: Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, 9700 Scenic Highway, Baton Rouge
  • DETAILS: Free testing — urine and blood test for kidney function, glucose and protein, blood pressure and BMI. Educational information will be available. You should get a kidney screening if you are 18 years or older and have one or more of the following — diabetes or high blood pressure, or a parent, grandparent, brother or sister with these conditions or kidney disease. No appointment or fasting required.


  • WHAT: Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area presents the 23rd annual education conference on Alzheimer’s, “Living Well With a Purpose”
  • WHEN: 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, April 20
  • WHERE: Pennington Biomedical Research Center, 6400 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge
  • FEES: Pre-registration fees are $40 for general public/caregiver and $125 for healthcare professionals with CEUs. Day-of-conference registration is $65 for general public/caregiver and $150 for healthcare professionals with CEUs.
  • INFORMATION: Call Kristi Mellion, program coordinator, at (225) 334-7494 or email