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Understanding and responding to dementia-related behavior

[caption id="attachment_6349" align="alignnone" width="625"]A program offered by the Alzheimer’s Association and Rolla Presbyterian Manor July 27 will offer strategies and tools for understanding and responding to dementia-related behaviors. Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors will be 6 p.m. July 27 at the Phelps County Courthouse.[/caption]

Struggling to calm your loved one with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease? Wondering how you can cope with difficult behaviors? A program offered by the Alzheimer’s Association and Rolla Presbyterian Manor July 27 will offer strategies and tools for understanding and responding to dementia-related behaviors.

Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage.

Join us to learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavioral triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer's disease. This is a program of the Alzheimer's Association.

“Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors” will begin at 6 p.m. July 27 at the Phelps County Courthouse, 200 N. Main in Rolla. The presentation is free. The talk is a partnership between Presbyterian Manor and the Alzheimer’s Association and is part of Rolla Presbyterian Manor’s Just Ask series, a free, ongoing lifelong learning program featuring information from local, regional and national experts on topics of interest to older adults and their families.

For more information about Rolla Presbyterian Manor or to RSVP for this event, contact Marketing Director Joelle Freeland at 573-364-7336 or lfreeland@pmma.org.

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