Caring for a Loved One With Alzheimer's/Dementia

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Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's/dementia is a unique challenge, unlike any other kind of caregiving experience. Our loved one might behave in ways that we don't understand or that are frustrating. Our loved one's personality might become unrecognizable, and our relationship with them might change. It can be disorienting and hard -- but it can also be loving and rewarding. If you understand what the disease is doing to your loved one, and if you learn communication and coping strategies that are specific to Alzheimer's/dementia, you can make the caregiving experience easier for yourself and more effective for your loved one.

Join JJ Jordan of Dementia Friendly Denver as she shares with you the benefit of her experience caring for her own "lovies" with dementia. JJ weaves personal stories and advice into a presentation that includes research-based information and strategies. With deep empathy and compassion for both the caregiver and the loved one with dementia, JJ will cover the basics of dementia and the needs of caregivers and loved ones. She will talk about the emotions of caregiving and the stress, and she will cover caregiving skills and communications strategies. She will also give advice on how to find the meaning and joy in the caregiving experience. And much more. 

This session will take place on Zoom. Registration is required to attend. Contact Amy DelPo if you have any questions at adelpo@denverlibrary.org

Sign language interpreters and real-time captioning via CART are available upon request with notice of three business days to SignLanguageServices@denvergov.org or 720-913-8487. For other public accommodation requests or concerns related to a disability: DisabilityAccess@denvergov.org.

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