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Dementia 101 Workshop

  • El Dorado Hills Senior Center 990 Lassen Ln El Dorado Hills, CA, 95762 United States (map)

Join us for this FREE workshop (a $10 donation is appreciated to cover costs), where you will learn about dementia and the behaviors associated with dementia.

8:30 am  Registration, Continental Breakfast, Resources.

9:00 am  Dementia: What is it?  Instructor: Esther Lara, Clinical Social Worker and Research Administrator for UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Center. Participants will learn the difference between normal forgetfulness and serious memory loss; be able to recognize the signs and symptoms of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias; learn the common causes of dementia; understand how a person is diagnosed; learn what medications and therapies are used to treat people with dementia; and understand the effects of dementia on the brain's function and behavior.

10:45 am Dementia; Understanding and Managing Behaviors. Instructor: Wanda Demarest, Program Supervisor for the Placerville Senior Day Care Services Program. Participants will learn specialized skills and techniques that are helpful in coping effectively with the unique behaviors associated with dementia. Learn how to make each day a great one for the individual with dementia by creating an environment in which the individual can thrive and which might possibly make day-to-day life a little easier for his/her caregiver too.

12:15 pm Questions & Answers Session with Dementia Care Professionals: Denise Davis, Program Director, Alzheimer's Association for No. CA and No. Nevada; Michelle Nevins, Executive Director, Del Oro Caregiver Resource Center; Esther Lara, UC Davis, and Wanda Demarest, Senior Day Services.

12:45 pm Drawing for "TLC Basket" - Wine, Dinner and a Movie!

To register please call Senior Day Care Services at 530-621-6180 or email us at sdcinfo@edcgov.us. Free respite is available. To arrange for respite please call 530-621-6192.