Understanding Dementia Classes – Sign Up
Are you caring for a loved one with dementia? If so, you know this poses many challenges for families and caregivers. People with dementia from conditions such as Alzheimer’s and related diseases have a progressive biological brain disorder that makes it more and more difficult for them to remember things, think clearly, communicate with others and take care of themselves. In addition, dementia can cause mood swings and even change a person’s personality and behavior.
You might be noticing that your loved one has some memory loss and/or might need help in some activities of daily living like medication management or dressing. What are the first signs that your loved one just isn’t “right.” Does your loved one really need memory care? How do you communicate effectively with a loved one with memory loss?
On March 29th Jake Gamble from Generations Home Care kicked off our Understanding Dementia series with a wonderful presentation on When to Make the Move to Memory Care – Ways to be prepared. He is always so insightful and passionate, and the information he shares is truly valuable. With his vast knowledge and experience in the field of memory care, he is able to help us understand this disease and the challenges it may be presenting to you and/or a loved one.
If you would like to attend any or all of the next three presentations, please RSVP today to Adelia at 253-756-6278 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please leave a message with your RSVP, name and phone number if she doesn’t answer. These sessions will be held in the FTJ Care Center from 2:00-3:30pm and will include a tour for those that are interested. Plenty of time is allotted for your questions as well.
April 19: Understanding Dementia – How the brain changes with dementia.
May 10: Difficult Behaviors. Tips and tricks for dealing with behavioral changes with dementia.
May 24: Communicating with Dementia – How to speak the language of a loved one with dementia.