A three-part online seminar to understand the three main stages of Alzheimer’s disease; what to expect;
how to respond; and how to communicate and care for the person effectively.
Designed for community caregivers, friends, and family members.

 

 

In the early stage of Alzheimer’s, a person may function independently. They may still drive, work and be part of social activities. Despite this, they may feel as if they are having memory lapses, such as forgetting familiar words or the location of everyday objects.

 

 

During the middle stage of Alzheimer’s, the dementia symptoms are more pronounced. The person may confuse words, get frustrated or angry, and act in unexpected ways. Damage to nerve cells in the brain can also make it difficult for the person to express thoughts and perform routine tasks without assistance.

 

In the final stage of the disease, dementia symptoms are severe. Individuals lose the ability to respond to their environment, to carry on a conversation and, eventually, to control movement. They may still say words or phrases, but communicating pain becomes difficult. As memory and cognitive skills continue to worsen, significant personality changes may take place and individuals need extensive care.

INFORMATION & REGISTRATION

Contact Leticia Duenas

lduenas@collabriacare.org

707-258-9087 Ex 271