The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Lifestyles

August 21, 2013

Education session focusing on care for Alzheimer's patients

CLINTON — The Alzheimer’s Association is providing free community education for family and professional caregivers on Friday, Aug. 30, from 10 a.m. to noon at Clinton Community College, Tech Center, 1951 Manufacturing Drive.

The first hour, called “Caring for People with Dementia,” is designed to give caregivers of people in any stage of the illness a foundational understanding of the best ways to care for those impacted as the disease progresses. The second hour is an open forum question-and-answer session designed to answer participant questions not addressed in the first hour. The program is open to anyone caring for a person with Alzheimer’s or related disease at any stage of the illness, or for anyone with personal or professional interest. Handouts will be provided.

The teacher is Jerry Schroeder, MSSW, program specialist with the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Iowa Chapter. Schroeder has more than 25 years of experience in the field of senior services, has been with the Alzheimer’s Association for more than eight years, and is a frequent lecturer on this topic.

Pre-registration is required by Aug. 28. Call 1-800-272-3900. For more information on educational programs and community services visit: www.communityresourcefinder.org.

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