Dementia Education Program Offered:  Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior

LENOIR, NC (April 14, 2017)…Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care has partnered with the Alzheimer’s Association to help those caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or a related memory disorder through a FREE education program in our community on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. The program is for family members or friends who may have a loved one living with dementia, care partners and professional caregivers. The presentation, facilitated by Julie Cook-Walker, Education Specialist of the Alzheimer’s Association, will be held at Caldwell Hospice’s McCreary Family Professional Center at 526 Pine Mountain Road, Hudson, NC.

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. However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage. 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. NOTE: This seminar is not recommended for individuals with a dementia diagnosis.

Registration is preferred, but not required. For more information or to register, please call 828.754.0101 or email