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On Thursday, Aug. 25, experts from Thompson Health Senior Living Services, the Alzheimer’s Association and the University of Rochester will come together to provide help for members of our community who are among the 11 million Americans providing unpaid care for people with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. “Dementia Care Challenges, Choices and Resources: A Workshop for Caregivers” will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Crosswinds Wesleyan Church, 3360 Middle Cheshire Road in Canandaigua. The keynote speaker for the event is Dr. Gary Kochersberger, the chief of Geriatrics and Extended Care for the Canandaigua VA Medical Center, as well as a clinical associate professor of medicine at the University of Rochester and the former Medical Director of Senior Living Services for Thompson Health. 

Workshops throughout the day will include:

  • The 10 Signs of Alzheimer’s
  • Types of Dementia
  • Progression of the Disease and What to Expect
  • Timing is Everything
  • A Practical Guide for Caregivers
  • Communication

Exhibits will include:

  • Failure-free Activities
  • Nutrition
  • Advance Directives
  • Project Lifesaver

There will also be time for Q&A with dementia experts, as well as handouts of helpful books and other materials. The cost of $15 per person includes a continental breakfast and box lunch. Space is limited.

Register online at www.ThompsonHealth.com. For more information, call 585-396-6049.

 

 

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