Someone I Know Has Dementia. How Can I Help?
Presented by: Kari Walker of Alzheimer's Orange County; Ben Allen - Director of Memories in the Making and Vernon Atwood - owner of Right at Home Northwest Orange County
- What: "Someone I Know Has Dementia. How Can I Help?"
- When: Monday, May 21st from 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
- Where: St. Irenaeus Catholic Church - 5201 Evergreen, Cypress, CA 90630
Every 65 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia. In Orange County alone, there are estimated to be 84,000 individuals currently fighting Alzheimer’s or other related dementia.
This disease affects not only the person challenged by the disease but everyone involved in their support network, especially their caregivers who might be a spouse, adult children, grandchildren, neighbors, friends and their health care providers. Caregiving is never easy but caregiving for someone whose condition is not understood, only heightens the frustration and stress of caregiving. Come and learn about the stages of dementia, how the physiological changes in the brain impact behavior and the importance of empathy in caregiving.
SOMEONE YOU KNOW HAS DEMENTIA?
HERE’S HOW YOU CAN HELP:
Because this is such an important issue that impacts so many families, it’s important to try to understand what the dementia patient is experiencing on a day-to-day basis. The best way to experience their daily struggle is to immerse yourself in their world and to “walk in their shoes” through a program called “Dementia Live.”
This presentation will help you:
Experience awareness of the challenges people with memory loss face everyday
Learn strategies to communicate and connect effectively with those who have memory loss
Improve quality of visits with dementia patients
Reduce frustration experienced as a caregiver
Increase your sense of empathy and compassion as a caregiver and part of the support network
After the evenings’ presentation, you will be offered the opportunity to sign-up for Dementia Live training. This FREE training will benefit everyone involved in the dementia patients’ support network, including children and young teens who may be involved in their care.
Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.