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We Need to Talk: Dealing with dementia
Monday, 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
November 4, 2019
This is a six part series about issues that older adults face as they age. Topics include making your home age-friendly, simple home repairs, caregiver support and options for other living arrangements. Expert presenters will include time for your questions. Following is a list of the specific topics still to be offered:
➢ Monday, Nov 4: Dealing with Dementia—Sean Connolly
The idea of dementia can create fear and confusion for individuals as they age. Dementia is not a single disease; rather it is a term that encompasses symptoms associated with a decline in memory or other thinking skills significant enough to reduce a person’s ability to perform daily activities. This session will cover basic information about dementia and current approaches to working with adults who are experiencing dementia.
Sean serves as the Older Adult Behavioral Health Specialist for Jackson County at Senior and Disability Services, located at Rogue Valley Council of Governments. He has been working in behavioral health for over 10 years and is a certified Teepa Snow Positive Approach to Care Trainer (a specialized approach to dementia care that helps families learn problem-solving techniques that increase dementia awareness and knowledge.) He provides education and training on a variety of senior issues.
➢ Monday, Nov 18: Your Housing Options – Navigating Future Choices – Dr. Laura O’Bryon
Dates: Every other Monday beginning on September 9, September 23, October 7, October 21, November 4 and November 18. A $5.00 donation to JCC is suggested for the each session. Financial assistance is available to those for whom the fee would be a hardship.