Schneck plans workshop on Alzheimer’s


If you have a family member who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia disorder, Schneck Medical Center and the Indiana chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association invite you to a free educational program to help with understanding and responding to dementia-related behavior.

The program will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Schneck Auditorium, just inside the visitors’ entrance at the Seymour hospital. Refreshments will be served.

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, according to a news release from Schneck. Some behaviors, however, can present real challenges for caregivers to manage.

During the program, attendees will learn how 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.

The purpose of the workshop is to help people caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia deal with the stress of that care. The hope is to help support their ongoing health and ability to cope so they can be in a better position to help the person they love.

For information or to reserve your seat, call 812-523-5877.

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