Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia information at two events

Help and Hope is a program for people in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia and their partners, providing essential information to promote quality of life and family health. Help and Hope offers four modules over a two-day program (Feb.25 and March 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.), delivered in a combination of presentations from experts, handouts, Q&A, discussions and exercises.

Topics include overview of diagnosis, communication strategies, legal and financial planning, treatment options, community resources and stress-relieving strategies. There is no charge for participation. Registration is required. For more information, please contact Monica Schrader at 494.5200, Ext. 101 or mschrader@alz.org. A program of the Alzheimer’s Association California Central Chapter, co- sponsored by and presented at the Camarillo Library.

Also on Saturday, February 4th  from 10:00 a.m.—noon at  St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church located at 5575 Santa Rosa Road, Camarillo. There will be a special presentation about Alzheimer’s disease. Learn about the difference between normal aging and Alzheimer’s. What to do if you suspect memory loss and how to maneuver through the disease. Presented by Monica Schrader from the Alzheimer’s Association and a guest panel (two physicians, one pharmacist, and a caregiver). Refreshments provided. Free event. Call  494-5200 to RSVP by February 1st.

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