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Dementia Care Conference Set for Niagara County

Programs for Those with Early Stage Alzheimer's also Set

When someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, they are not the only one with questions-family and friends also have a slew of them as well, such as what does it mean? What kinds of plans need to be made? What kinds of resources are available? As the disease progresses, new questions arise, reflecting the growing need for information, programs and services.

The Alzheimer’s Association, WNY Chapter is launching a new “Living with Alzheimer’s Disease” series of classes in Niagara County for individuals in the early stages of dementia and their care partners.

Part-One of the class for those with the diagnosis begins Thursday (May 2) from 1:30 p. m. to 3:30 pm in the auditorium of Niagara Falls Memorial Hospital. A similar session for caregivers will take place at the same time and location. The series resumes with Part-Two on Thursday, May 9, for both groups, and concludes with Part-Three on Thursday, May 16.

The concluding class will take place during the Niagara County Dementia Care Conference, with both programs running from 1-4 p. m. in the auditorium of Niagara Falls Memorial Hospital.

The conference will cover information about resources available in Niagara and nearby counties, offer advice for caregivers, and address legal and financial concerns.

The classes are free for those with Alzheimer’s and their family caregivers, but registration is required and can be completed by calling 1.800.272.3900.




Niagara Falls Reporter - Publisher Frank Parlato Jr. www.niagarafallsreporter.com

Apr30, 2013