The first of a three-part monthly Dementia education series kicked off in Wake Forest on July 26. These seminars are designed to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, and each explores a different aspect of this life-changing disease. The first in the series “Know the 10 signs: Early Detection Matters”, explored the warning signs of Alzheimer’s which can often be dismissed as normal aging. The next seminar, “Healthy Living for your Brain and Body”, will be on August 23. Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity, and social engagement and how to incorporate these into a plan for healthy aging. The final session “Dementia Conversations”, on September 27, families will learn information and tips on how to have honest and caring conversations with family members on deciding when to stop driving, going to the doctor, and making legal and financial plans.
If you or someone you know and love is struggling with where to turn for resources in the fight against Dementia, or you just want to be better informed on this serious disease please plan to attend these free seminars. Each session is presented by Alzheimer’s Association of Eastern North Carolina and the Senior Information Networking Group of North Carolina (SING-WF). Admission is free, and families will have the opportunity to learn about dozens of programs, services, products, and resources all in one location- Wake Forest Renaissance Center. For more information and to pre-register go to https://www.wakeforestnc.gov/dementia-awareness-education-series.aspx.
Kathy is a Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP) who is active in several other senior related organizations, including Alzheimer’s State Champion program, Friends of the Northern Wake Senior Center board member, Ambassador for the Rolesville Chamber of Commerce, Aging Life Care Association (ALCA), Health Affairs Round Table (HART), and Senior Information Networking Group (SING).