Published on April 03, 2019

Alzheimer Association Family Forum Event Planned

Holzer is proud to partner with the Alzheimer Association to offer a Family Forum event on Wednesday, May 15 from 2pm. The event will be held at Holzer Senior Care Center in Gallipolis, Ohio.

The session will focus on Understanding and Responding to Dementia Related Behavior. As shared by the Alzheimer Association, behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can present challenges for caregivers to manage. Join us to learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common messages,  recognize common behavior triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenge of Alzheimer’s and dementia. The group will also discuss the possibility and interest in starting a family/caregiver support group in Gallia County.

The session will be lead by Melissa Dever, BSW, LSW, Program Director, Southeastern Ohio Branch of the Alzheimer’s Association.

Alzheimer's is the most common cause of dementia, a general term for memory loss and other cognitive abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer's disease accounts for 60 percent to 80 percent of dementia cases. Alzheimer's is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily tasks.

Light refreshments will be provided by Holzer Senior Care Center. For more information or to register, call 740.578.4382.

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