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October 19, 2018

St. Francis Commons To Host Educational Workshop on Alzheimer’s Disease


OSWEGO – St. Francis Commons Assisted Living Residence in Oswego is partnering with the Alzheimer’s Association, Central New York Chapter to provide a monthly series of educational workshops covering a variety of topics important to those who may be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, or their caregivers.

Workshop planned

Workshop planned

St. Francis Commons will host the first program entitled, “Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s Disease: The Basics,” on May 17 from 7 to 8 p.m. at St. Francis Commons, 12 Burkle St.

The educational program is free of charge and open to the public.

This workshop explains the basics of memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease that will include information on symptoms and effects of Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia, causes and risk factors, how to find out if your loved one has Alzheimer’s, the benefits of early detection, treatment and ways the Alzheimer’s Association and other community resources can help.

“If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, it’s time to learn the facts,” said Katrina Skeval, chief program officer for the Alzheimer’s Association, Central New York Chapter. “This program and series of educational workshops will discuss the difference between normal aging and dementia, how to effectively communicate with those with dementia, financial and legal planning considerations, the different stages of the disease, the importance of clinical trials, and will offer an overview of the programs and services available locally to help those who may be suffering from this disease and the resources that are available to their caregivers.”

Registration for “The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s Disease,” workshop is required.

Register by calling (607) 785-7852, extension 100.

For more information about this event or other workshops scheduled in the series, please contact the Alzheimer’s Association of CNY at 1-800-272-3900 or St. Francis Commons at (315) 326-0870.

Upcoming workshops in the series include; “Dementia Conversations” on June 21; “Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior” on July 19, and “Legal and Financial Planning” on August 16.

All workshops will be held at St. Francis Commons, are free of charge and open to the public.

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