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Family Education Workshops: Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias

Sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care

Alzheimer’s Disease or Other Dementias
Date: Tuesday, September 10, 2013
This workshop will help you: Learn about the causes of Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias, Recognize the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias, Discover how Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias are diagnosed. Understand more about the behaviors that can be caused by the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

Capturing Life’s JourneySM
Date: Tuesday, September 10, 2013
This workshop will help you: Discover how “Capture Life’s Journey” can help you and others provide the best care for your loved one. Learn techniques to encourage your loved one to share their stories and memories. Become familiar with the format of the Life Journal and how to record information about your loved one’s past. Find out how to use the Life Journal in partnership with professional caregivers.

Techniques to Handle Challenging Behaviors
Date: Tuesday, September 17, 2013
This workshop will help you: Learn more about the challenging behaviors that may be displayed by those with Alzheimer’s or other dementias. Discover techniques to help handle these behaviors. Determine what techniques work best to manage different types of behaviors.

Activities to Encourage Engagement
Date: Tuesday, September 17, 2013
This workshop will help you: Learn about the benefits of staying active for a person with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia. Learn about three types of activities – for mind, body, and soul. Discover various techniques to encourage your loved one to engage in an activity. Become familiar with activities that are suitable for late stage Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia.

LOCATION: Sudlersville Senior Center, 605 Foxxtown Dr., Sudlersville, MD
TIME: 11a-3p.
Please call 410-822-1230 to register for these free trainings!

Free Alzheimer’s Training Now Available To Family Caregivers

The local Home Instead Senior Care office is offering a unique approach to help area families in Queen Anne’s, Talbot, Dorchester, and Caroline Counties manage the challenges of Alzheimer’s and other dementias diseases that eventually rob seniors of their memories and independence. Home Instead Senior Care will offer free workshops designed to help families care for seniors with Alzheimer’s disease at home, where 60 to 70 percent live, according to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Grasonville Senior Center will host the informative Family Education Workshops on Tuesday January 22 and Thursday January 24. The Tuesday workshops will include Alzheimer’s Disease or Other Dementias which will discuss causes and symptoms of the disease and Capturing Life’s Journey which will explore techniques to encourage loved ones to share their stories and memories. The Thursday workshops will include Techniques to Handle Challenging Behaviors and Activities to Encourage Engagement which will discuss the benefits of staying active for the mind, body, and soul.

The workshops will be held 11am – 3pm with a break for lunch both days. Lunch is available at the senior center with advance reservation. Call (410) 827-6010 to reserve your spot and lunch or visit the center located at 4802 Main Street, Grasonville.