Community Education

Dementia 101: What You Need to Know About Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias

Caregivers of someone with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia (ADRD) must manage the ever-changing behaviors of their loved one; the anxiety is constant. The challenge of caring for someone with ADRD is unique because it is truly a 24/7 charge.

We are offering the following program to teach the tools necessary for successfully managing ADRD. This series is hosted by Councils on Aging. Free to the community.

What is dementia? 
Some Statistics
Communicating with a loved one with dementia
Addressing challenging behaviors
Caring for the caregiver
Community Resources
Overview of Legal Planning Needs


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Alzheimer’s Disease: What You Need To Know
Free educational program for town and community employees

September 30, 2015 | 8:00 a.m. Registration, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Educational Program  |  DoubleTree by Hilton Cape Cod, 287 Iyannough Road, Hyannis, MA 02601 |  PDF form

Register by mail, fax or call (508) 775-5656.

Help yourself, your community and Cape Cod become more dementia friendly. This is the training you’ve been asking for and is designed to provide a basic understanding of how to work with individuals and families who have Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. 

Topics include:

  • Overview of Alzheimer’s and its disease progression
  • Why the disease changes communication
  • Understand difficult behaviors and how to manage them
  • Identify family stress, abuse and neglect and how to intervene

Class instructed by Suzanne Faith, RN Psych, Senior Director of Hope Dementia & Alzheimer’s Services.

Registration is limited. Priority attendance is given to nonprofit, police, fire, ambulance services and town employees on Cape Cod. Reserve your seat today for this important training! Continental breakfast and lunch provided

Program is free to the community. Registration is required. Registration deadline is 9/28/15

Learn more by calling (508) 775-5656.

Program funding provided by a grant from Cape Cod Healthcare Community Benefits.