Alzheimer’s Community Education

Written by Theresa Rose on July 1, 2016

The Alzheimer’s Association is offering two, free, back-to-back community education programs for persons newly diagnosed, family and professional caregivers, or anyone with an interest in caring for people with dementia at the Burlington Public Library, 210 Court St., Room A, Wednesday afternoon, July 13th.

 

The first class, “The Basics”, 1:00-2:30 pm, is a primary introduction to Alzheimer’s and related diseases. It explores how dementia differs from normal aging and how memory diseases are diagnosed and treated. The second class, 3:00-4:30 pm, “Caregiver Tips”, is an overview of seven key components caregivers need to address when caring for a person with Alzheimer’s or a related disease.

 

Association spokesperson and class facilitator, Jerry Schroeder, adds, “These classes are essential for anyone whose life is impacted by Alzheimer’s or a related illness. This is state-of-the-art information designed to help people diagnosed with dementia live safe and happy lives by giving them and their caregivers critical information and invaluable skills.”

 

Those interested are encouraged to attend both classes, but may attend one or the other. Advanced registration is required no later than 5pm, Monday, July 11, for each class separately, by calling 1-800-272-3900. Or, to register online visit www.alz.org, browse to Caregiver Center, Community Resource Finder, Alzheimer’s Association Programs and Events. For more information contact Jerry Schroeder at 563-324-1022, ext. 8212, or at jschroeder@alz.org

 

About the Alzheimer’s Association

 

The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support, and research. The Association’s mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research, to provide care and support for all affected, and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.