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Alzheimer’s issues topic of series at library

Meet representatives of Community Caregivers, a local, non-profit volunteer organization whose mission is “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” on Wednesday, April 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Guilderland Public Library, 2228 Western Ave., Guilderland. No registration is required; drop in any time.

The event is part of the Community Education Series, “What Families Need to Know about Memory Loss and Dementia,” presented by Community Caregivers and the Alzheimer’s Association of Northeastern New York.
For information,  call 518-456-2400, Ext. 2, or visit http://www.guilpl.org/.

The series continues on April 13; register for these events at 518-456-2400, Ext. 2, or visit http://www.guilpl.org/.

On April 13, “The Basics” discusses  memory loss and the difference between normal-aging memory loss vs. Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

On April 20, “Effective Communication Strategies” explores how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, how to decode verbal and behavioral messages, and strategies to help you connect and communicate at any stage of the disease.

On May 4, “Dementia Conversations” offers helpful tips to assist families with difficult conversations related to dementia, including doctor visits, decisions about driving, and making legal and financial plans.

 

Gloria Mazure

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