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Alzheimer’s Community Education
August 25, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Alzheimer’s Association is offering free community education for persons newly diagnosed, family and professional caregivers, or anyone with an interest in caring for people with dementia in Ottumwa, on Thursday afternoon August 25th.
Two classes will be offered in two locations, back to back. The first class, “The Basics”, to be held at Davis & Wapello County Hospice, 927 Pennsylvania Ave., from 1:00-2:00 pm, is a primary introduction to Alzheimer’s and related diseases. It explores how dementia differs from normal aging and how memory diseases are diagnosed and treated.
The second class, “Caregiver Tips”, to be held at The Regional Health Center, 1001 Pennsylvania Ave, from 2:30-4:00 pm, is an overview of seven key components caregivers need to address when caring for a person with Alzheimer’s or a related disease.
Association spokesperson and class facilitator, Jerry Schroeder, adds, “These classes are essential for anyone whose life is impacted by Alzheimer’s or a related illness. This is state-of-the-art information designed to help people diagnosed with dementia live safe and happy lives by giving them and their caregivers critical information and invaluable skills.”
Those interested are encouraged to attend both classes, but may attend one or the other. Advanced registration is required for each class separately, by calling 1-800-272-3900. Or, to register online visit www.alz.org, browse to Caregiver Center, Community Resource Finder, Alzheimer’s Association Programs and Events. For more information contact Jerry Schroeder at 563-324-1022, ext. 8212, or at [email protected].