Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease

If you are a caregiver, relative or professional that cares for or loves someone with Alzheimer’s, please take advantage of this free seminar sponsored by Visiting Angels Washington PA/Pittsburgh West. The speaker will be Elaine Dively, local geriatric expert, on the topic Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease.

When: Monday, December 5, 2011 from 6 P.M. to 8 P.M.

Where: Peters Township Library located at 616 E. McMurray Rd, McMurray, PA.

Remember: The seminar is free and everyone is welcome. RSVP to 724-745-6857.

You will learn: Elaine will cover not only the changes to the brain, but how it affects daily life of both the Alzheimer’s patient and family members. You will learn the Do’s and Don’ts for caregivers, stages and progression of the disease, existing and new Alzheimer’s medications and what they do, how to connect with patients by utilizing long term memories, and support programs available to caregivers.
At this seminar you will learn about specifics on how to live with or care for someone who has Alzheimer’s disease. The discussion will also include such important topics as how to communicate with your loved one, common behaviors of someone with Alzheimer’s, safety issues, reasons they act the way they do and ways to improve the quality of life for the Alzheimer’s patient and caregiver. This seminar is informative and participants will receive detailed handouts to take home.