Family Support and Education on Dementia
Dementia is another milestone that many more people are experiencing in their life journey. All of us can understand this disease, even if we know nothing of the medical aspects, because we have lived through changes ourselves – changes within ourselves and changes in those we love. As with every milestone, we alter our relationship to what that person needs from us in that moment. It can no longer be about the past relationship, but instead about what “us” looks like now.
Dementia is the one disease that can be made better or worse by your actions and reactions to the person who has it. Be in the moment and support the relationship and person standing in front of you right now. You may not think it, but you know how they feel and you know exactly what you need to do for them. Adjust, help them grow and provide them unconditional positive love, just as you have your whole life and just as you would want someone to do for you.
Legacies by the Lake Dementia Care Community and North Central Health Care are offering support and education through a free Family Forum for anyone who would like more information about dementia. Dementia is a very complex and unique disease, which at times makes it difficult to understand and to know how to react to it.
This Family Forum will share information on what is happening in the brain and how it affects the person’s ability to function, how to have successful interactions with a person who has dementia, and how to make your visits a pleasant and fulfilling experience. We will also share a wide array of resources available to help support family, friends, as well as the person with dementia.
This educational forum is free of charge and you are more than welcome to bring other family members or friends. Please bring any specific questions that you might have regarding dementia.
Dementia – A Family Support & Education Forum
Friday, November 8, 2019 • 8:30 – 10:30 am
Location: Mount View Care Center at 2400 Marshall Street in Wausau.
Open to Public. Registration is FREE and required. Please call 715.848.4482 or email Cagney Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org.