Communication is more than just talking and listening – it’s also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language. As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect.
Join Rolla Presbyterian Manor for Effective Communication Strategies, a free virtual event, at 3 p.m. May 19 to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.
Register online for Effective Communication Strategies, at https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/ResourceView/Index?id=2106987&profileDefinitionId=93. When you click the registration link, you will be redirected to the Alzheimer’s Association website to complete the registration process. If this is your first time to RSVP for an Alzheimer’s Association event, the registration link on the Alzheimer’s site will prompt you to register with their site. Once you’ve completed this one-time site registration, you will be able to reserve your spot for this event, and future events, by logging in. Once your registration is processed, you will receive a unique link to the event with instructions for joining the webinar.
The event is one in a series of webinars exploring Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and some of the most important topics of concern to caregivers and those who are experiencing the disease.
From February to November, we’ll explore a different topic each month through virtual presentations led by the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Missouri.
The series is part of Rolla Presbyterian Manor’s Just Ask lifelong learning program, featuring topics and speakers of interest to seniors and their adult children. Future topics include understanding and responding to dementia-related behaviors, legal and financial implications, and how to have difficult conversations about driving, finances and more. Check out a list of future events, by visiting https://www.Rollapresbyterianmanor.org/events-activities.
If you have questions about memory care services or attending virtual webinar using your phone or device, please call Joelle Freeland at 573-364-7336 and she will do her best to assist.