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Alzheimers Association announces free program on caregiver education

The Alzheimer’s Association of Central and Western Kansas will present education for caregivers from 7-8 p.m. Monday, April 10, at Great Bend’s Trinity United Methodist Church, 5700 Broadway Ave.
When someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, friends and family have many questions. What does the diagnosis mean? What kinds of plans need to be made? What resources are available to help? As the disease progresses, new questions reflect growing needs for skills, programs and services.
Topics to be covered at Monday’s program, “Dementia Conversations and Effective Communication Strategies,” are: • Understanding Dementia
• Know the Ten Signs
• Coping strategies
• Communicating and connecting
• Understanding Needs and Feelings
There is no cost to attend this program. For more information on caregiver education, contact the Alzheimer’s Association, 800-272-3900.
Barton County Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group meets on the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at Trinity Methodist Church. For more information contact Brenda Friess, 620-617-5992.