March 15, 2018 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Douglas T. Jacobson Veterans Home
21281 Grayton Terrace
Port Charlotte, FL 33954
Alzheimer's Association
Caregiver Educational Series @ Douglas T. Jacobson Veterans Home | Port Charlotte | Florida | United States
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When: March 15 (2 p.m. – 4 p.m.)
Topics: Understanding Communication & Behavioral Changes
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. 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. Learn to understand communication changes and how to interpret behavior. 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.

When: March 22 (2 p.m. – 4 p.m.)
Topics: Caregiver Stress and Community Resources
Change is part of the journey of dementia. People with the disease change as caregivers learn to adapt and change accordingly. It is an emotional journey often times coupled with stress. In this class learn coping skills to manage stress such as planning ahead. Learn about local community resources that may help with this process.

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