How do you even begin to support someone through dementia when you don’t understand what it is they are going through? Join us as Patricia leads us through what dementia is and what may have caused it. You will learn about the progression fo the disease, how to communicate with someone when they don’t make sense or why they act the way they do. You will begin to understand why you feel ’up’ some days and ’down’ other days. We will look at some things you can do to take care of yourself while care-giving your loved one. And what is it you can expect as the person enters the final stages of the disease. Take this time to educate yourself, to hear what others may be going through and time to exhale as you take the opportunity to go for walks, spend time in the chapel or have quiet time on your own.
Facilitator: Patricia Garnter
Begins 7pm, Friday, March 15 to 6:30pm, Saturday, March 16th, 2019
Live In: $135 Commute: $90
Patricia Gartner is a Registered Social Worker who has 16 years of experience working with the elderly in long term care. She specializes in educating people about the diseases that cause dementia in order to help them understand dementia better and therefore be able to support their loved ones with minimal stress and frustration.
|Friday March 15, 2019|