Workshop Helps Families Understand Dementia Behaviors
Workshop helps families understand dementia behaviors
Lompoc, CA – 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.
To address this issue, the Alzheimer’s Association will provide a free educational workshop on Thursday, September 19 from 9-11am at the Lompoc Valley Medical Center, 1515 E Ocean Ave, Lompoc, CA 93436. Call (800) 272-3900 to register in advance. Seating is limited.
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.
The Alzheimer’s Association is the premier source of information and support for the five million Americans with Alzheimer’s disease. Through its national network of chapters, it offers a broad range of programs and services for people with the disease, their families and caregivers and represents their interests on Alzheimer’s-related issues before federal, state and local government and with health and long term care providers.
As the disease progresses, new caregiving skills may be necessary. The Alzheimer's Association offers programs to help caregivers better understand and cope with the behaviors and personality changes that often accompany Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. Take this opportunity to become an educated caregiver.
To find out about other dates and locations for classes in your area, call the Alzheimer’s Association at (805) 636-6432.