Alzheimer’s series co-hosted by PACE

Alzheimers-Series-CoHosted-by-PacePiedmont Health SeniorCare, in collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association Eastern North Carolina Chapter, will be holding a series of educational events starting this month. The events are free and open to the public and will be held at the Pittsboro site. Contact Karin Wannaker, 919-545-7337 for more information. Join us on the following dates:

Thursday, April 30, 5:30-6:30pm
The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease
Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias are not a normal part of aging. This workshop is for anyone who would like to know more about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

Thursday, May 14, 5:30-6:30pm
Dementia Conversations
This workshop will offer tips on how to have honest and caring conversations with family members about deciding when to stop driving, going to the doctor and making legal and final decisions

Thursday, May 28, 5:30-6:30pm
Effective Communication Strategies
Join us to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s. Learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.

Thursday, June 11, 5:30-6:30pm
Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior
Behavior 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 challenges for caregivers to manage. Join us to learn to decode behaviors, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease.