Registration Fee for 4-week Workshop, Tuesdays, Oct 2-23: $20 (includes written materials for each topic)
To register call 313-381-5601
Topic Oct 2: Dementia Basics
This session will give participants a basic understanding of what dementia is as well as looking at some common characteristics of aging that are not dementia related. We will look more closely at the most common forms of dementia, which includes Alzheimer's Disease, and the characteristics of each.
Topic Oct 9: Understanding Dementia Related Behaviors
Often communication becomes more difficult as dementia progresses. This topic will help you understand common behaviors related to most dementias. You’ll learn how to interpret certain behaviors to try to understand what your loved one needs and why they are doing what they’re doing when they can no longer express themselves in words.
Topic Oct 16: Quality Interaction – Maintaining Connection
Often people don’t know how to interact with a person who has dementia. This session will help you become more comfortable with what is happening to the person and how to maintain connection with them. Socialization is very important and can be enjoyable for all involved. Learn how to connect and share quality time with specific activities for all stages of the disease.
Topic Oct 23: Brain Health and Preventing Dementia
Even though there has been only minimal success with drug therapy for dementia, there has been much success with other forms of treatment when an early diagnosis of symptoms occurs. Scientists are looking at the brain in a different way and finding that lifestyle may have much more of an effect than ever thought before. High stress, low activity and poor diet may be one of the main reasons that so many people are developing unhealthy brains. This session will summarize the recommendations of these leading neurologists that are taking a “treat the source” approach rather than the “magic pill” approach. Learn about healthy eating, nutritional supplements and lifestyle changes that you can make to help improve and protect your brain.