Coalition Providing Alzheimer’s Education Sessions in July
The Community Coalition to Improve Alzheimer’s/Dementia Health is offering three free “Lunch & Learn” sessions. They are part of an educational series that will take place throughout July. The series is part of the Helping Humanity grant they received from a UNK class last year.
The sessions will take place Tuesdays at 12 p.m. and cover a range of topics from the basics of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, to recognizing ten signs of the diseases, to effectively communicating with family members, friends, and others who are dealing with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. The lesson material is provided by the Alzheimer’s Association.
There will be three sessions in the series. “The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s Disease” will be presented July 15 at the Peterson Activity Center. “Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters” will be presented July 22 at the Kearney Public Library. And “How to Communicate with a Person with Memory Loss” will be presented July 29 at Good Samaritan Hospital’s West Tower Classroom.
Contact Dorann Bartels at DorannBartels@catholichealth.net or 308-865-2720 to register. Community members are welcome to attend any and all sessions. Attendees are also encouraged to bring their own lunch, though they will be able to purchase lunch at the July 15 session.