Free Dementia class in Libby August 21
A free class offered by the Alzheimer’s Association at the VFW
August 20, 2019
Communicating with someone living with Alzheimer’s can be challenging. Often individuals living with dementia experience changes in behavior that can be confusing to friends and family. For caregivers, learning to decode messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language can help all involved to connect and communicate in meaningful ways.
The Alzheimer’s Association is offering "Effective Communication Strategies" on Wednesday, August 21 from 6:00pm – 7:30pm. This no-cost program is at the Libby VFW, 114 W 2nd Street.
Attendees will learn:
• The communication changes that take place throughout the course of the disease.
• How to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia and respond in ways that are helpful to the person.
• How to identify strategies to connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.
To register or learn about other upcoming programs, visit alz.org/CRF or call the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900.
About the Alzheimer’s Association
The Alzheimer’s Association Montana Chapter, based in Billings, is the leading source of information and support for the 21,000 Montanans living with Alzheimer’s dementia and all those living with related dementias, as well as their 50,000 family caregivers.
The Alzheimer’s Association provides education, care coordination, counseling and resources. In addition, contributions help fund advancements in research to prevent, treat and eventually conquer this disease. The Alzheimer’s Association advocates for those living with Alzheimer’s and their families on related legislative issues. For information call the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900 or visit www.alz.org.