Alzheimer’s Association announces March family education programs
[h3]Family programs are open to all at no charge[/h3]
Each month, the Alzheimer’s Association offers family education programs across Wisconsin. These classes are designed to assist anyone who has questions about Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias. All programs are free-of-charge and open to families, caregivers and the general community. Each program is presented by an Alzheimer’s Association staff member or trained community volunteer. These programs are made possible, in part, by funds raised through the Walk to End Alzheimer’s.
Pre-registration is encouraged. Please call 1.800.272.3900 to reserve your seat. Class details can be found on our website www.alz.org/gwwi.
Here are the March program offerings for this area:
Caregiver Stress – Take Care of Yourself
Caregivers will gain a better understanding of dementia, the changes, and how these changes may affect the caregiving journey. Learn about stress, how to identify it and initiate an action plan to lessen caregiver stress.
- Tuesday, March 7, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.; United Methodist Church, 420 Suszycki Drive, Mauston.
- Thursday, March 9, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Adams County Public Library, 569 N Cedar Street (Room 123), Adams.
Effective Communication Strategies
This program helps families facing Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia explore effective communication strategies learning to decode messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expression and body language.
- Tuesday, March 7, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m., Grace Lutheran Church, 1531 Whitrock Avenue, Wisconsin Rapids.
- Tuesday, March 14, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., North Central Health Care, 1100 Lake View Drive (Wellness Room), Wausau.
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters
The warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease are often dismissed as side effects of normal aging. This training shares the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease, separating myth from reality and addressing commonly-held fears.
- Tuesday, March 7, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., Centralia Center, 220 3rd Avenue S, (Brehm Room), Wisconsin Rapids.
- Tuesday, March 14, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m., Antigo Public Library, 617 Clearmont Street (McGinley Room), Antigo.
The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease
This program explores the difference between normal age-related memory changes and more serious memory problems that may require medical attention.
- Thursday, March 2, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m., Washington Square, 300 N 3rd Street (2nd Floor Conference Room), Wausau.
- Wednesday, March 8, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m., Rasmussen College, 1101 Westwood Drive, Wausau.
- Wednesday, March 8, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m., Lincoln Center, 1519 Water Street, Stevens Point.
- Thursday, March 9, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., Marshfield Public Library, 211 E 2nd Street, Marshfield.