September Vital Aging Network Forum: Alzheimer's Awareness
September VAN Forum
Alzheimer's Awareness: What can you do to prevent, understand, and treat dementia?
Tuesday, September 8, 2009 Featured Speakers:
Catherine Johnson, Licensed Psychologist, Associated Clinic of Psychology
Lori La Bey, Alzheimer's Speaks
Have you ever forgotten where you parked your car? Is it normal aging or an early sign on Alzheimer's? Catherine Johnson will help us sort it out. You will learn:
- Characteristics of normal, healthy aging.
- Lifestyle strategies to prevent cognitive decline.
- How to detect signs and symptoms of dementia to support early diagnosis.
- Ways to enhance the therapeutic response to dementia treatments.
As Lori La Bey struggled with her mother's diagnosis, she experienced first hand the effects Alzheimer's can have on one's life. Through story telling, she will give you practical tips and techniques for dealing with dementia. You will learn how to identify stress triggers, reduce combative behaviors, create remarkable moments, and diminish the turbulence as you walk through the maze of Alzheimer's disease.
Questions? Call VAN at 651-917-4652