The Alzheimer’s Association West Virginia Chapter is offering two free community workshop for caregivers and others who are interested in information regarding Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. The Basics of Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia, a one-hour workshop, will be held Tuesday, Sept. 30 at the Lindside Senior Center, located at 8395 Seneca Trail South, Lindside. Effective Communication Strategies, a one-hour workshop, will be held at the same location after the presentation of The Basics of Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia.
The Basics of Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia is an introduction to the fundamentals of Alzheimer’s disease and is designed to help families and caregivers gain a better understanding of Alzheimer’s disease, warning signs, diagnosis and the latest information in research. The workshop is open to the public and community members are encouraged to attend.
Effective Communication Strategies is a workshop dedicated to improving communication as a loved one’s communication skills diminish. As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect. Individuals living with dementia often experience changes in behavior that can be confusing to friends and family. For caregivers and family members, learning to decode messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language can help both parties to connect and communicate in meaningful ways. Join us to learn effective strategies to navigate communication changes.
For more information regarding The Basics of Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia, Effective Communication Strategies, Alzheimer’s disease, or to connect to information and support through the free 24/7 Helpline, contact the Alzheimer’s Association at 800-272-3900. A complete listing of all community workshops can be found at www.alz.org/wv.