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March 26

Omak, WA

Communication: The Key to Dementia Care

10 a.m. to noon, Omak Senior Center, 214 N. Juniper St., Omak, WA
Learn tips and strategies to enhance communication with people who have Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia.
Cost: Presented without charge and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. No reservations necessary. For information phone Lisa at Aging and Adult Care of Central Washington at 800.572.4459 or Joan Acres at the Alzheimer's Association, 509.713.3390.

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 26 through April 30

Coeur d'Alene, ID

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Powerful Tools for Caregivers provides a practical approach to dealing with caregiver stress, prioritization, challenging family communication and planning. In the six weekly classes, caregivers develop a wealth of self-care tools to: reduce personal stress; change negative self-talk; communicate their needs to family members and healthcare or service providers; communicate more effectively in challenging situations; recognize the messages in their emotions, deal with difficult feelings; and make tough caregiving decisions. Class participants also receive a copy of The Caregiver Helpbook, developed specifically for the class. The next class begins March 26, in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. For more information phone 208.666.2996. Click here for a Powerful Tools for Caregivers brochure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 31

Lewiston, ID

The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease

1 to 3 p.m., St. Joseph Regional Medical Center (Conference Room 1, 2nd floor next to the cafeteria), 415 6th St., Lewiston, ID
An overview of dementia, including information on detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, and treatment.
Cost: Presented without charge and open to the public. No reservations necessary. Free valet parking available at the north entrance. Certificates of attendance available for professionals for $10.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 7

College Place, WA

Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior

1:30 to 3:30 p.m., SonBridge Community Center, 1200 SE 12th St., College Place, WA
This workshop teaches how to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavioral triggers, and strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges. Co-sponsored by the Aging and Long Term Care of Southeastern Washington Family Caregivers Support Group.
Cost: Presented without charge and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call Pat at 541.938.7662 or Joan at 509.713.3390.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 8

East Wenatchee, WA

Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior

1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Aging and Adult Care of Central Washington, 50 Simon St. SE, East Wenatchee, WA
This workshop teaches how to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavioral triggers, and strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges.
Cost: Presented without charge and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. For more information of to assure a seat, call Diane at 509.886.0700 Ext. 225 or Joan at 509.713.3390.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 9

Spokane Valley, WA

The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease

6:30 to 8 p.m., Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., Spokane Valley, WA 99206
An overview of dementia, including information on detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, and treatment.
Cost: Presented without charge and open to the public. Certificates of attendance available for professionals for $10. No reservations necessary; for more information phone 509.473.3390.

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 14

Moses Lake, WA

Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior

1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Our Lady of Fatima Church, Fatima Center, 200 N. Dale Road, Moses Lake, WA
This workshop teaches how to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavioral triggers, and strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges.
Cost: Presented without charge and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. For more information and to register, call Lauri at 509.764.19 or Joan at 509.713.3390.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 15

Moscow, ID

Legal and Financial Planning

1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Gritman Medical Center, 700 S. Main St., Moscow, ID 83843
Cost: Presented without charge and open to the public. Certificates of attendance available for professionals for $15. No reservations necessary.

 

 

 

 

April 15

Pasco, WA

Healthy Habits for a Healthier You

6 to 8 p.m., Tri-Cities Retirement Inn, 2000 N. 22nd Ave., Pasco, WA
This workshop offers information about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement. It uses hands on tools to help incorporate recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.
Cost: Presented without charge and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. For more information and to assure a seat, call Alena at 509.547.2466 or Joan a 509.713.3390.

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 14

Coeur d'Alene, ID

Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters

10 a.m. to 12 noon, Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Road, Coeur d'Alene, ID
If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes, it's time to learn the facts. Early detection of Alzheimer's disease gives you a chance to begin drug therapy, enroll in clinical studies and plan for the future. This interactive workshop features video clips of people with Alzheimer's disease.
Cost: Presented without charge and open to the public. Register at the Kroc Center Front Desk or online at https://www.krocsales.org/?site=cda

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 7, 14 and 21

Spokane, WA

Living with Alzheimer's for People with Early-Stage Alzheimer's and their Care Partners

9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Brookdale Place at Harbor Crest, 3117 E. Chaser Lane, Spokane, WA 99223
Two education programs designed for the newly diagnosed or early-stage person with Alzheimer's disease AND their care partner(s). Two classes are offered simultaneously: one for the person with the disease, and one for the care partner. Please commit to all three weeks. Click here for a flier.
Cost: Presented without charge and open to the public. Certificates of attendance available for professionals for $15. Reservations required; to register phone 509.473.3390.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 23

Richland, WA

Healthy Habits for a Healthier You

1 to 3 p.m., Kadlec Healthplex Sycamore Room, 1268 Lee Blvd., Richland, WA
This workshop offers information about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement. It uses hands on tools to help incorporate recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.
Cost: Presented without charge and open to the public. For more information and to register, visit http://www.kadlec.org/knrc or phone 509.943.8455.

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 26

Post Falls, ID

Living with Alzheimer's: For Middle-Stage Caregivers

9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., The Inn at Guardian Angel Homes, 1136 E. Mullan Ave., Post Falls, ID
This program offers information of interest to middle-stage care partners and covers topics including communication, personal care, behaviors, wandering and care options.
Cost: Presented without charge and open to the public. Complimentary lunch is provided. Professionals may obtain a 7-hour certificate of attendance for $35. Reservations required: phone 208.666.2996.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 28

Richland, WA

Living with Alzheimer's: For Early-Stage Caregivers

1 to 5 p.m., Kadlec Healthplex Sycamore Room, 1268 Lee Blvd., Richland, WA
This program for care partners only provides answers to questions that arise during the early stage of the caregiving process. Learn what you need to know, what you need to plan, and what you can do.
Cost: Presented without charge and open to the public. For more information and to register, visit http://www.kadlec.org/knrc or phone 509.943.8455.


 

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