Dementia presentation planned for July 21

Carver County’s Encore Adult Day Services Program and Augustana Emerald Crest Assisted Living  provide a monthly Caregiver Support Group to address the issues of caring for the aging.

This month, a special training session will be presented by experts from Ridgeview Medical Center including Susan Tabor, RN, Jill Smith, RN and Kim Schneider LSW. The topic will be “Caring For A Loved One With Dementia.” This is a free presentation on options for caring for your loved one with dementia. Alzheimer’s disease and other Dementia related conditions will be defined. Hear about techniques on how to communicate with your loved one with dementia and identify common behaviors and strategies.

The presentation is at the Ridgeview Medical Center Auditorium (500 South Maple Street) in Waconia, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Monday, July 21. RSVPs to (952) 856-7529 are appreciated but not essential.

For general information about the support group, contact Linda, Encore Social Worker, at (952) 442-7660.