Alzheimer's Program Set for Jan. 24
The Western Carolina Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association will present a free community education program Thursday, Jan. 24, at the Senior Enrichment Center on U.S. 15-501.
The program will be aimed at enhancing caregiver knowledge and increasing their ability to create positive interactions. It will be held from 2 to 4 p.m.
Titled "The Basics of Alzheimer's and Dementia," this will be the first in a series of Alzheimer's Educational Seminars hosted by the Family Caregiver Support Program at the Department of Aging.
Information will be presented on the basics of Alzheimer's and related dementias, including the early warning signs, diagnosis, treatment and current research. This program is for family caregivers, anyone who has a friend or relative with memory impairment or just wants to learn more about these conditions.
One of the challenges that Alzheimer's caregivers face is dealing with the changing behaviors of their loved ones. Information on behavior basics and unraveling challenging behaviors will be presented. Having this knowledge can help caregivers look for ways to help them compensate, cope and adapt to their ever-changing lifestyle and to remain objective about their own strengths and limitations.
For more information or to register, interested persons can contact Peggie Kennedy at (910) 215-0900.
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