Caregiver Support: Effective strategies for those caring for a person with dementia
Jan 29th 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Open Circle Adult Day Services - 34 10th Ave South, Hopkins MN 55343
Effective strategies for those caring for a person with dementia
- Communication Techniques
- Responding to Dementia Related Behaviors
- Aromatherapy: Uses and Benefits
Tuesday, January 29th, 2019
4:30 pm -7:00 pm
Open Circle Adult Day Services
34 10th Ave South, Hopkins MN 55343
Alzheimer’s Association MN-ND (Speaker TBD)
Communication is more than just talking and listening – it’s also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language. As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect. Join us to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.
Ellen Kerber, M.D.
Family Practice Physician and Wellness Advocate Dr. Kerber will share current research and recommendations for using essential oils for both caregivers and their loved ones. Essential oils are a safe, simple method of promoting calm, rest, and balance and enhancing mood in those with dementia and in those who care for them.
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Check In & Refreshments
5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
6:15 pm - 6:30 pm
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Resource tables, which will include materials from The Alzheimer’s Association, will be available throughout the Forum.
Dinner is provided by sponsors