Alzheimer’s Association – Education Series
Research has shown that individuals who maintain a spiritual connection as they age have a stronger well-being and greater sense of purpose in life. Religious places and traditions often provide special memories, giving an individual or family member a sense of peace, serenity and joy.
Alzheimer’s disease robs an individual of memories, but does this does not eliminate a person’s ability to have a spiritual relationship. More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, including members of our congregation.
The Alzheimer’s Association will be presenting a Zoom education series in March designed with the entire congregation in mind.
March 17 | 7 PM: “Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia”
This program explains what Alzheimer’s disease is, how it affects the brain, the stages of the disease, and current research into treatments.
March 23 | 10:30 AM: “Effective Communication”
Communication is so much more than just words. As Alzheimer’s disease progresses, it impacts a person’s ability to communicate verbally, and those non-verbal forms of communication become more important. This program provides caregivers with the tools to understand how to adjust their own methods of communicating with their loved one.
March 25 | 10:30 AM: “Understanding and Responding to Dementia Related Behaviors”
Behaviors are another form of communication. This program walks caregivers through some of the most common behaviors association with Alzheimer’s disease, and the steps to help caregivers have a better understanding of how to respond.
A confirmation email will be sent for each program for which you register. You may also register by calling the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline 800-272-3900.