(MURFREESBORO) Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease strike fear in families, and that is why Greenhouse Ministries encourages everyone to attend two free workshops that are scheduled from 5:30 to 7:00PM Thursday evenings, June 27 and July 11, 2019 at their 309 S. Spring Street location.
Cliff Sharp notes, "Yes, they are free, be it would be appreciated if everyone called 615-493-0499 and RSVP for the class."
The class will cover:
- How to interact with someone with dementia or Alzheimer's using a positive interactive approach.
- Techniques on how to redirect a loved-one.
- Techniques supporting persons with aphasia.
- Learn strategies that will meet loved-ones emotional needs.
- Learn to recognize different stages of dementia.
- Learn techniques for effective communication and care.
According to the Alzheimer's Association Alzheimer's disease is thought to begin 20 years or more before symptoms arise,1-6 with small changes in the brain that are unnoticeable to the person affected. Only after years of brain changes do individuals experience noticeable symptoms, such as memory loss and language problems.
In 2000, 46 per cent of dementia patients lived in Asia, 30 per cent in Europe and 12 per cent in North America. That study indicates that the majority of those with the disease are in less developed countries.
The free workshop at Greenhouse Ministries will be taught by Senior Helpers Director of Education Kathy Johnson-Warner. She is a social worker with over 30-years experience in this field.
Again, the workshop is free, but they need to know how many persons for whom materials need prepared. Please RSVP by calling 615-493-0499. Both workshops are 5:30 to 7:00PM Thursday evenings June 27 and July 11, 2019. Greenhouse Ministries is located at 309 S. Spring Street.