Alzheimer’s and Dementia Workshops Offered

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“Help with Alzheimer’s and Dementia: 5 Ways to Make Life Easier for You and Your Loved One” will be presented at two different times and locations by Tamasin (Tam) Roop: August 1, 1:00 pm to 4:00 p.m. at Grandin Gardens, and August 15, 9:00 a.m. to noon in UUCR’s Small Sanctuary.

The workshop provides new, real-life information for the caregivers, family and friends of those with Alzheimer’s/dementia to help them deal more easily with challenges as well as interact more effectively with their loved ones.

Specifically, the workshop:

·Provides information and insights to help participants lessen or eliminate much of the pressure and emotional turmoil that can be a part of sharing the Alzheimer’s experience with someone who is on that journey; and

·Offers information about ways of interacting with those who have Alzheimer’s/ dementia that can deepen trust and make relationships more rewarding.

The workshop also includes individual exercises to help participants gain insights and clarity about their situation as well as opportunities for participants to discuss their experiences, if they wish.

Tam said this workshop is the first in a series and that it was created to share some of what she learned during the eight-plus years her mother had Alzheimer’s.

“Alzheimer’s is challenging – emotionally, mentally, physically, even spiritually at times. I was able to come through the experience more evolved – more aware of who I am and with peace of mind. That was the silver lining, the “gift” that the experience gave me. The workshop’s purpose is to share with others how I did that, to help others find their silver linings.” The workshop fee is $29 with pre-registration or $39 at the door. To pre-register send a $15 non-refundable deposit or full payment, along with name, address, phone number, email address and the workshop date, to: Tamasin Roop, P.O. Box 2015, Salem, VA 24153. Confidential scholarship assistance is available.

For more information, call 389-5311, or email [email protected]