Tuesdays, 11:50–1:15, Apr. 10–May 15
Instructor: Christi Clark
Currently, one in nine people over 65 has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, but what can you expect after the diagnosis? This class will give you an understanding of the disease, enable you to start planning for the future, or give you ways to adjust to a new life with someone who has dementia. The course will cover the basics of dementia, distinguishing types, the typical path of progression, communication techniques, the reasons for troubling behaviors, and ways to engage with a person with dementia. Services available to caregivers will also be discussed.
- Apr. 10: Normal Aging versus Dementia: Know the 10 signs of Alzheimer’s disease.
- Apr. 17: Diagnosis Dementia… Now What?
- Apr. 24: Path of Progression in Alzheimer’s disease.
- May 1: Are They Doing That on Purpose? Understanding behaviors and effective communication strategies.
- May 8: Person-Centered Dementia Care.
- May 15: I Need Help: Where to turn for support services.
, director of education and support services at Insight Memory Care Center, has over 15 years of experience providing long-term care.