Alzheimer’s education offered in August in Eldon Most people know someone who is affected by Alzheimer’s disease. However, very few people know what to do to help that family, that caregiver, or that individual. To help find answers, three Alzheimer’s information programs will be offered in Eldon at the Central Bank Community Room.
The programs will be held on Monday August 28th, Tuesday August 29th, and Wednesday August 30th from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm A different program will be offered each night. All are welcome to attend. Miller County Health Department is partnering with MU Extension and the Alzheimer’s Association to bring these free programs to Eldon.
The sessions will be:
August 28th – The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease Provides the basic information that everyone needs to know about dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Adults interested in learning about Alzheimer’s and related dementias are encouraged to attend. This interactive workshop features video clips of researchers, caregivers and people with Alzheimer’s disease.
August 29th – Know the 10 Signs Provides the general public with a greater understanding of the differences between age-related memory loss and dementia. Adults concerned about memory loss in themselves or a loved one, or those interested in learning about Alzheimer’s disease are encouraged to attend. This interactive workshop features video clips of researchers, caregivers and people with Alzheimer’s disease.
August 30th Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior. Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with Dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage. Join us to learn how to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common challenges of Alzheimer’s disease.
Please contact MU Extension of Miller County to register. For more information, contact Patricia Barrett at 573-369-2394 or via email [email protected]