Free Alzheimer’s workshops Feb. 5 and 12

With one in 10 people over the age of 65 living with Alzheimer’s disease, according to the Alzheimer’s Association, nearly everyone is touched by this disease in their lifetime. What’s more, 16.1 million Americans provide unpaid care for someone with Alzheimer’s.
Every 65 seconds, someone in America develops the disease. Through understanding and education, we will be better prepared to care for our loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia disorder.
To learn more about Alzheimer’s and other Dementia Disorders attend the FREE Alzheimer’s Workshops to be held on February 5 and 12. Both workshops will be held from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm at the Hondo Public Library at 2003 Avenue K in Hondo, Texas.
Topic for the Feb. 5 workshop is Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia. The Feb. 12 workshop will be Effective Communication Techniques with Dementia Patients.
There’s a lot to learn about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, and whether the disease has already affected someone in your family or not, it is helpful to have a basic understanding of the diagnosis process, symptoms and stages because odds are it will affect a loved one someday.
The workshops will be taught by experts from the Alzheimer’s Association. They are free and you are invited. If you have any questions you may call the Medina County Extension Office at 930-741-6180. This event is sponsored by Medina County Sister’s, Inc., and Texas AgriLife Extension Medina County.
The members of Texas A&M AgriLife will provide equal opportunities in programs and activities, education, and employment to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity and will strive to achieve full and equal employment throughout Texas A&M AgriLife. If you require auxiliary aids, services or other accommodations for this meeting due to a disability, please contact the Extension Office at 830-741-6180 at least 10 days prior to the event.