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Dementia Education Workshop

  • Clarkston United Methodist Church 6600 Waldon Road Clarkston, MI, 48346 United States (map)

$25 fee includes three topics, written materials, and lunch

Seating is limited. Registration is required... Call 734-446-6584 for more information

9-10 am

Topic: 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.

10-10:30 Break and Vendor Table Visits

 

10:30-11:30 am

Topic: 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. Bring your questions and get some answers!

 

11:30 am - 12:30 pm Lunch and Vendor Table Visits

 

12:30-2 pm

Topic: 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.