The Alzheimer’s Association will offer free presentations titled, “Positive Interactions with People with Dementia” and “The Basics and Beyond”. “Positive Interactions with People with Dementia” will take place on Thursday, November 16, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m. and repeated again from 2:00 -3:00 pm. “The Basics and Beyond” will be from 12:15 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. Both presentations will be at the Good Samaritan Society, 401 Millionaire Ave, Mott ND. This presentation is free and open to the public; registration is not required. This project is supported by funding granted through the North Dakota Department of Human Services, Aging Service Division.
More about the presentations:
Positive Interactions with People with Dementia pays special attention to the importance of caregiving techniques that consider individual preferences, needs and abilities in understanding and responding to communication challenges and behaviors. Participants will learn about the impacts of dementia on the brain and how changes in the brain cause communication challenge for people with dementia.
Positive Interactions includes new research on the impact of caregiver communication in the long term care setting. This program is interactive for participants, too, as they practice techniques to help them understand the needs of the person with dementia and respond to each person’s needs.
“The Basics and Beyond” tackles some of the common myths of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. The presenter will explain the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease, and the importance of early detection and diagnosis. Learn about the most current dementia statistics, both locally and nationally, and the financial implications of Alzheimer’s disease will have on families and the health care system. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn what they can do to join the fight to end Alzheimer’s, through state and national advocacy efforts.