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3-part series for dementia caregivers set in Lewiston

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Mon, Jan 14th 2019 02:05 pm

The Alzheimer’s Association, Western New York Chapter, is planning a special three-part educational program for caregivers of those living with middle-stage dementia. “Vital Care for the Caregiver” will focus on:

  • Understanding dementia symptoms
  • Communication and behavior challenges
  • Changing care needs
  • Safety considerations
  • Care options

The program will be offered at the Lewiston Public Library (305 S. Eighth St.) at 2 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 23 and 30, and Feb. 6. Private care planning sessions with a dementia expert will be available before and after each class, and attendees will receive a caregiver gift basket at the conclusion of the final program. The series is free to attend, but registration is required by calling 1-800-272-3900.

This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Fund administered by the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo.

The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. Its mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

In Western New York, the local chapter provides programs, services and other resources for those living with dementia, their care partners, health care professionals and others across eight counties: Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming.

Learn more by calling 716-626-0600 during traditional business hours, or 24/7 at 1-800-272-3900 and www.alz.org/WNY.

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