Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness month.  Stop by our display for library books and Alzheimer’s Association informational pamphlets on these topics.  While you are looking, feel free to take Alzheimer’s Association magnets, bracelets, pencils, stickers, erasers, stress balls and more from the display (while supplies last).

The library also has upcoming programs with the Alzheimer’s Association this year.  Jennifer Hoadley, the regional manager of Southeastern MA for the Alzheimer’s Association, will be leading the programs.  She has 10+ years of experience in memory care and a personal connection to the disease.  Please register for those programs that you would like to attend using the registration links below as space will be limited.

Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia
Wednesday, July 17th from 4pm-5pm . . . . . REGISTER HERE

Come learn the impact of Alzheimer’s, basic information on the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia, stages, risk factors, research and FDA-approved treatments and Alzheimer’s Association resources.

Effective Communication Strategies
Monday, September 23rd from 3pm-4pm . . . . . . REGISTER HERE

Explore ways that Alzheimer’s and other dementias affect an individual’s ability to communicate across different stages, and get tips to better communicate with people living with the disease.

Understanding and Responding to Dementia Related Behaviors
Friday, October 25th from 3pm-4pm . . . . . . REGISTER HERE

Review caregiver tips and strategies to respond to some common behaviors exhibited by individuals living with Alzheimer’s and dementia, such as agitation, confusion and more.



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