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Conversations About Dementia

Are you concerned that someone close to you might be showing early signs of memory loss or confusion? Do you have a loved one who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's or another dementia? Or, are you interested in learning about Alzheimer’s and other dementias and how they affect the people living with them?

Please join Needham Goes Purple for Conversations about Dementia with Nicole McGurin and Judith Thermidor from the Alzheimer's Association MA/NH Chapter on April 12 from 7:30-9 PM at Temple Beth Shalom.

Nicole is the Programs & Services Director at the Alzheimer's Association MA/NH Chapter. She has more than 20 years of experience in the field of long-term care. She oversees the local 24/7 Helpline and Dementia Care Coordination Program as well as community and volunteer engagement efforts in Greater Boston and Northeastern Massachusetts. Judith, a Resident Wellness Director at CSI Support and Development Services has been an integral volunteer at the Alzheimer's Association MA/NH chapter for four years.

This program will begin with an overview of Alzheimer's and dementia then take a deeper dive into how to talk about it with your loved ones. Nicole will present the differences between Alzheimer's and dementia, provide the warning signs for Alzheimer's, and risk factors for developing Alzheimer's. Then, Judith will elaborate on helpful tips to assist families in having honest and caring conversations about doctor's visits, driving, and legal & financial planning. Tips and strategies for difficult (but important) conversations about changes that may be related to dementia will also be addressed. At the end of the program, there will be time for discussion and questions from the audience.

This event is sponsored by the TBS Adult Learning Committee and is free to the public. RSVP to Sweet treats will be served.


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