Dementia Education Series - Edgewood  - Alzheimer's Association

Sessions will be held May-July from 12:00pm-1:00pm CDT - Will be held virtually at the website below,  To register via phone: 701-330-2626

May 12, 2021 10 Warning Signs Community Educator: Lynne Hemann Class Description: Alzheimer’s and other dementias cause memory, thinking, and behavior changes that interfere with daily living. Learn about common warning signs of Alzheimer’s and what symptoms to look for in yourself and others. Hear from providers about the importance and benefits of early detection.

May 26, 2021 Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia Community Educator: Lynne Hemann Class Description: Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging. Join us to learn about the impact of Alzheimer’s, the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia, stages and risk factors, current research and treatments available for some symptoms, and Alzheimer’s Association resources.

June 9, 2021 Healthy Living For Your Brain and Body Community Educator: Lynne Hemann Class Description: Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.

June 23, 2021 Dementia Conversations Community Educator: Lynne Hemann Class Description: When someone is showing signs of dementia, it’s time to talk. This program provides tips for breaking the ice with your family so you can address some of the most common issues that are difficult to discuss: going to the doctor for a diagnosis or medical treatment, deciding when to stop driving, and making legal and financial plans for future care.

July 7, 2021 Effective Communication Strategies Community Educator: Scott Bernstein Class description: As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey families need new ways to connect. 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.

July 21, 2021 Understanding and Responding to Dementia Related Behaviors Community Educator: Abby Beumer Class Description: 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. Join us to learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease.

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