Thursday, September 29 6:00—7:00 PM
Location: Meeting Room
6.5 million Americans are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s dementia. More than 11 million Americans provide unpaid caregiving for individuals with Alzheimer’s.
For family and friends, it can be a struggle to spend time with a memory-impaired individual. It’s hard to socialize with someone who doesn’t remember you, themselves, or anything in the past. The visitor often leaves feeling guilty and reluctant to visit again.
In this presentation, caregiver E. Jane Wyatt shares suggestions on positive and productive interactions visiting those with Alzheimer’s. She is the author of “Visiting with Love: Productive Activities for Memory and Elder Care Residents” and “Communicating with Love: Creating Joyful Conversations with Memory and Elder Care Residents”. She uses storytelling and humor to provide simple steps to turn a frustrating experience into a fulfilling one, brightening the day for both the visitor and the Alzheimer’s patient.