Free Alzheimer's educational programs being offered in May

Press Staff Writer

             The Alzheimer's Association Northwest Ohio Chapter is offering a variety of free in-person education programs in May that cover various aspects of care during and following a dementia diagnosis.
        The programming schedule includes:
        • Effective Communication Strategies, Monday, May 8, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Otterbein Pemberville Seniorlife Community, 20311 Pemberville Rd., Pemberville.
        • Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia, Tuesday, May 9, 1-2 p.m., Oakleaf Village, 4220 N. Holland Sylvania Rd., Toledo.
        • Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors, Wednesday, May 10, 6-7 p.m., Heritage Corner Health Care Campus, 1069 Klotz Rd., Bowling Green
        • Dementia Conversations, Monday, May 15, 5-6 p.m., The Lakes of Monclova, 6935 Monclova Rd., Maumee.
        Pre-registration is required. To register for one of these programs, call the Alzheimer's Association's 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900.
        “These programs offer a wealth of support for families who are just receiving an Alzheimer’s or dementia diagnosis, as well as those who have been living with this disease for a while,” said Pam Myers, program director for the Alzheimer's Association Northwest Ohio and Central Ohio Chapters. “Join us at one or more of these programs to learn tips for approaching difficult conversations about memory concerns, new ways to communicate with your loved one through each stage of the disease and more.”
        There are 493,000 caregivers caring for 220,000 Ohioans age 65 and older living with Alzheimer's disease, according to the Alzheimer's Association Association’s “2023 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures” research.
        Those who are concerned about themselves or a loved one can contact the Alzheimer's Association Northwest Ohio Chapter at 419-537-1999 to schedule a care consultation and be connected with local resources that can help.


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