COA’s Dementia/Alzheimer’s Four-Part Series Begins April 19
Beginning in April, join Weston Council on Aging to learn more about Dementia and Alzheimer’s, and what you can do if someone you know and love is diagnosed with either. All four seminars are presented in webinar (online format) and you must register to attend.
Weston community members of all ages may want to attend in order to get a better understanding of memory issues and how they affect the sufferer, and you how they may affect you as a caretaker, friend or neighbor. In particular the Dementia Friends Training is important for all.
The series begins on April 19 at 6:30 pm with the Dementia Friends training – understanding dementia in the community and how we as a community can support our neighbors, then moves onto “prevention”, understanding warning signs (a HUGELY requested topic, according to the COA), and finishing with a topic more specific to those who interact with someone with dementia.
The last two topics are incredibly important to the younger (younger meaning people aged 40-60) to understand, as aging parents may bring questions of how best to support and care for them.
The Council on Aging, separate from this series, also offers a Caregivers Support Group, especially for residents who are caregiving for their parents. In April it meets on Thursday, April 6 & Thursday April 20, 10:00-11:30 at the COA.
The Owl also recommends a read of “Not Yet: An Alzheimer’s Story” by Art Shores, which was “reviewed” on this page.
The April COA newsletter is available here online and is filled with programs of interest to all (K9 Knox is visiting April 12! Yay!). For more information, or to register for programs, please contact the COA at 781-786-6280. You can also use this link to register for the Dementia/Alzheimer’s series (though I found it most user unfriendly).