The Prince William Area Agency on Agency and the Alzheimer’s Association are offering a series of free classes this fall to help caregivers that work with individuals with Alzheimer’s and other brain-related diseases.
According to a release, the classes begin this month and run through December, and will cover recognizing the warning signs of Alzheimer’s, as well as techniques to deal with the different stages of the disease.
“Alzheimer’s is not a disease where you get a diagnosis one day and then two or three weeks later you’re gone. Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis can last for 10, 15, 20 years. Caregiving for somebody with a brain disease like Alzheimer’s is a long road to travel,” stated National Capital Area Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association Regional Programs and Services Manager Jane Priest in a release.
Each class session will begin with refreshments at 6:30 p.m., and then get going at 7 p.m., according to a release.
“We really hope this opportunity being available to caregivers in our community will provide them with new information about Alzheimer’s and other dementias and caregiver resources in our community. Sometimes we think Alzheimer’s is about memory, but memory is just a small part. There are other things that happen when people have a brain disease like Alzheimer’s – their ability to function, to be able to do the things they used to do. Helping the caregiver on this long journey is really the focus of these ‘Living with Alzheimer’s’ programs,” stated Priest in a release.
Find the complete schedule of classes and locations at www.pwcgov.org/aging. Call 800-272-3900 to register.
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