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Date:
October 13, 2021
Time:
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Address:
Tacoma, WA 98418
Contact:
2533481065
Cost:
No fee to attend. Registration now open!
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Oh My Gosh - Now What? Online workshop week 4 of 6 (Virtual)

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

What are the typical behaviors? How do I manage them?

There’s no diagnosis like an Alzheimer’s or Dementia diagnosis.  More and more families are facing the long road of caring for a loved one with dementia.   There is a lot of uncertainty before the diagnosis and in the early stages after the diagnosis.  Take a look at the questions and the answers in this 6-part series for families and individuals beginning the journey.    

The schedule for sessions is:

  • Sept 22 – “What is Dementia?  What are the warning signs?”
  • Sept 29 – “How does the disease progress?  What should I expect?” 
  • Oct 6 – “How do I start the conversation?  How do I cope with the shock?”
  • Oct 13 – “What are the typical moods and behaviors?  How do I manage them?”
  • Oct 20 – “How do I pay for care?  What are the legal things I should do?”
  • Oct 27 – “Where can I turn for help?  What are the resources I can rely on?”

Sessions are led by Kris Sawyers-Dowling and Jessica Girard, expert case managers with Pierce County Aging and Disability Resources, who specialize in providing practical help to individuals and families coping with memory loss.  .

Learn more: https://www.piercecountywa.gov/DocumentCenter/View/107493/OMG-Fall-2021---km-edits-JB