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Free Alzheimer's Association Program


The Alzheimer’s Association is offering “Effective Communication Strategies” at the Valley County Senior Center on Wednesday, May 15, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Presented by Alzheimer’s Association Community Educator Susan Gobbs, this is an educational presentation during which attendees will learn about: how communication takes place when someone has dementia; verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia; and strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.

Attendees are encouraged to RSVP by calling 800-272-3900.

Because people are not always able to leave home or work to attend the in-person classes, additional free presentations are offered by phone and online.

Please register for any of the below telephone programs by calling 800-272-3900. The call-in information is provided upon registration.

Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia: Friday, May 17, from noon to 1 p.m. Join us to learn about the impact of Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. We will discuss the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia, disease stages, risk factors, current research, and treatments available to address some symptoms. *Please register by noon on Thursday, May 16.

Effective Communication Strategies: Monday, June 3, 3:00-4:00 p.m. Join us to learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease. *Please register by noon on Friday, May 31.


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