Some memory loss is normal as we age, but some older people experience more than occasional forgetfulness. What should family members know and what can they do to help someone who is beginning to experience memory loss or other difficulties with thinking?
A five-part educational program has been developed to help family members of someone in the early stages of memory loss or with early stage diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or Dementia. This special program is taught by Michaela Hoffman, MSW of Catholic Charities Northwest Senior Services and Bonnie Scherkenbach,MS, LPC of The Barrington Area Council on Aging.
The class includes the following topics:
ü Overview of Memory Loss & Related Symptoms
ü Communication Strategies
ü Making Decisions
ü Planning for the Future (Attorney Kathryn Casey will be presenting)
ü Effective Ways of Coping and Caring
WHEN: February 14 through March 13th, 2012
Every Tuesday from 1:00 to 3:30 P.M.
WHERE: The Community Church of Barrington
301 East Lincoln Avenue, Barrington IL
FEE: $15 includes five, two and one half hour weekly sessions and the book “Alzheimer’s Early Stages” by Daniel Kuhn, MSW
To register or for more information please contact
Michaela Hoffman, MSW at 847-253-5500 ex. 333 or
Bonnie Scherkenbach, MS, LPC at 847-852-3890