Alzheimer's Awareness and Support

Category: Classes and WorkshopsCategory: Speakers & Lecture Series
Location: Curtis Gallery

Communicating with someone in the early stages of Alzheimer’s is perhaps one of the most difficult aspects of the disease. Together with the Alzheimer's Consortium of Southwestern Connecticut, we invite you to attend our second educational program on Alzheimer’s disease on Wednesday, December 5th at 5:30 pm, in the Gallery. Presenting the program will be Barbara W. Abraham, BS, RN, MPH, Eldercare Consultant/Educator.

Often we want to help people who are having noticeable memory changes, but feel at a loss. What should we say and how? What do we do when we don’t understand them? How do we make them, and ourselves, feel comfortable? We are so accustomed to using words to communicate that we often fail to recognize the importance and value of other forms of communication.  This session will offer some ideas on helping, understanding and communicating with people in the early stages of dementia. There will be time for questions following the presentation.