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October
28
2014
Tue
     Event: Conversations about Dementia
Location: Prestige Care 3025 14th Ave NW Gig Harbor
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

 When someone is showing signs of dementia, it’s time to talk. The Alzheimer’s Association Conversations about Dementia program is designed to help you talk with your family about some challenging and often uncomfortable topics around Alzheimer’s and dementia. Some of the most difficult conversations to have are about: going to the doctor to get a diagnosis or medical care, deciding when it is necessary to stop driving, and making plans for managing finances and legal documents to be sure the person’s wishes are carried out and the costs of future care are covered. Join us and learn some tips for breaking the ice and setting the stage for meaningful and productive conversations about dementia. 
 
Please note: this presentation is not appropriate for the person with memory loss.
 
Please RSVP to 253.851.5306
October
29
2014
Wed
     Event: The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer's Disease
Location: 18700 44th Ave West Lynwood, WA 98037
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Is dementia a normal part of aging?  What is the difference between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia?  This class will answer these questions and cover the basics, including risk factors, diagnosis, stages of Alzheimer’s, treatments, and resources.  We will also discuss the benefits of early detection.    
The one-hour class briefly reviews risk factors, types of dementia, and how the brain is affected by Alzheimer’s disease.  The two-hour class covers these topics in more detail.

Space is limited. Please RSVP with Janaria Stokes (Phone: 425.712.9999).
 
Please note: this presentation is appropriate for the person with mild memory loss but not for the person with moderate or advanced memory loss.
October
31
2014
Fri
     Event: Assessing and Addressing Pain
Location: Muckelshoot Elders in Home Support Services 17800 Southeast 392nd St Auburn, WA 98092
Time: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

 People with dementia are at higher risk of experiencing unrelieved pain, which in turn can worsen cognitive impairment. How can we identify, assess and respond to pain in people with dementia, particularly if they are unable to accurately self-report their pain? This class will address these issues and provide tools for improving client/resident comfort.
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November
3
2014
Mon
     Event: The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia & Alzheimer's disease
Location: Northshore Senior Center 10201 East Riverside Drive, Bothell
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

 Is dementia a normal part of aging? What is the difference between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia? This class will answer these questions and cover the basics, including risk factors, diagnosis, stages of Alzheimer’s, treatments, and resources. We will also discuss the benefits of early detection.    
 
The one-hour class briefly reviews risk factors, types of dementia, and how the brain is affected by Alzheimer’s disease.  The two-hour class covers these topics in more detail.  
 
Please note: this presentation is appropriate for the person with mild memory loss but not for the person with moderate or advanced memory loss.
 
Call Jody Dearborn for more information and to RSVP at 425.286.1047
Link to more info
November
4
2014
Tue
     Event: Yakima Alzheimer's Community Conference
Location: Yakima Convention Center, 10 North 8th Street Yakima, WA 98901
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:45 PM

The Yakima Alzheimer's Community Conference is designed to provide tools and encouragement to family caregivers and health care professionals caring for people impacted by dementia.

Each attendee will be able to attend a total of 4 sessions: Opening and Closing General Sessions with Spanish Interpreters
Two breakout sessions for each of the following: Family Caregivers, English | Family Caregivers, Spanish | Health Care Professionals, English
 
 
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     Event: Self Care for the Dementia Caregiver
Location: Lodge at Mallard's Landing, 7083 Wagner Way, Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Family caregivers of people with dementia have one of the most difficult and challenging journeys, one that often ends in burnout. They commonly feel that it is not possible for them to take time for themselves, even though doing so may be a lifesaver. In this class we will explore ways for family caregivers to take care of themselves so that they can better take care of their loved ones.

Pre-registration is required. To register or to learn more call 253.858.4990.

Please note: this presentation is not appropriate for the person with memory loss.

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