In recognition of Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month in June, the Central New York Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association will offer a free online version of its program “Effective Communication Strategies for People With Alzheimer’s” from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 23.
The program was originally scheduled to be held at Jervis Public Library at that time.
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, communication is more than just talking and listening. It is also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language.
As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect. The program will explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s.
Participants will learn how to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia and will learn strategies to help them connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the program will be presented online through an easy-to-use system called BlueJeans, which can be accessed on a desktop or laptop computer, tablet, or smartphone. The presentation will be interactive and allow attendees to ask the presenter questions.
For details and to register, call the CNY chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association at 315-472-4201, ext. 227. For more information about Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and memory loss, visit the Alzheimer’s Association’s website at www.alz.org or call its 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900.