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June 15 through July 20

Coeur d'Alene, ID

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

5  to 7:30 p.m., Area Agency on Aging, 2120 N. Lakewood Drive, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
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. Designed for all non-paid caregivers.
Cost: Presented without charge. Reservations are required.  Phone 208.666.2996.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 16

Sandpoint, ID

Understanding the Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., The Brown House at Bonner General Health, 602 N. 3rd Ave., Sandpoint, ID 83864
This workshop teaches how to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavioral triggers, and develop strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges.
Cost: Presented without charge and open to the public. Certificates of attendance available for professionals for $10. Complimentary lunch provided by Bonner General Health Community Hospice and Home Health. RSVPs requested; phone 208.666.2996.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 16, 23 and 30

Hayden, ID

Living with Alzheimer's: For People With Alzheimer's

2 to 4 p.m., Hayden Public Library, 8385 N. Government Way, Hayden, ID 83835
Specifically designed for the person with dementia, this program lets you hear from others who have been where you are discussing what you need to know, what you need to plan, and what you can do to develop and work with your care team.
Cost: Presented without charge and open to the public. Reservations required: phone 208.666.2996.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 17

Lewiston, ID

Effective Communications Strategies

1 to 3 p.m., "The Barn" at Guardian Angel Homes, 2421 Vineyard Ave., Lewiston, ID 83501
Join us to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer's, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease..
Cost: Presented without charge and open to the public. No reservations necessary. Certificates of attendance available for professionals for $10. For more information phone 208.666.2996.

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June 18

Spokane, WA

Healthy Habits for a Healthier You

10 to 11 a.m., Southside Senior and Community Center, 3151 E. 27th Ave., Spokane, WA 99223
This program 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. No reservations necessary.

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 24

Richland, WA

Living with Alzheimer's: For Middle-Stage Caregivers

9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Kadlec Healthplex Sycamore Room, 1268 Lee Blvd., Richland, WA 99352
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. For more information and to register, visit http://www.kadlec.org/knrc or phone 509.943.8455.

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 7

College Place, WA

Living with Alzheimer's: For Late-Stage Caregivers

1:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., SonBridge Community Center, 1200 SE 12th St., College Place, WA
This program offers information of interest to late-stage care partners and covers topics including symptoms, changes in your role, communication changes, working with doctors, monitoring care, and end-of-life issues.
Cost: Presented without charge and open to the public. Sponsored by the Aging and Long Term Care of Southeastern Washington Family Caregivers Support Group. For information call Pat at 541.938.7662 or Joan at 509.713.3390.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 8

Coeur d'Alene, ID

Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer's Disease

1 to 4:30 p.m., Coeur d'Alene Public Library, Community Room, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d'Alene, ID (Upstairs library parking limited to 2 hours; please park on the lower level at City Hall, down the hill next door.)
This workshop is for anyone who would like to know more about what legal and financial issues to consider and how to put plans in place.
Cost: Presented without charge and open to the public. No reservations necessary. Certificates of attendance available for professionals. For questions contact the Alzheimer's Association at 208.666.2996.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 16

Pullman, WA

Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters

5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Neill Public Library, 210 N. Grand Ave., Pullman, WA 99163
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. No reservations necessary. Hearty refreshments will be served.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 23

Spokane, WA

Living with Alzheimer's: For Middle-Stage Caregivers

9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Rockwood Retirement Community, South Hill Campus, Community Center, 2903 E. 25th Ave., Spokane, WA 99223
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 provided. Advance registration is required; phone 509.456.0456 by July 21.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 28

Newport, WA

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

2 to 4 p.m., Newport Hospital and Health Services Extended Care Facility Activity/Recreation Room, 714 W. Pine St., Newport, WA 99156
This program provides information on detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment, and much more.
Cost: Presented without charge and open to the public. No reservations necessary. Certificates of attendance will be provided for professionals for $10.

 

 

 


 

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