May 9, 2017 – A family member or friend has been diagnosed with dementia.
What can you do to help? That question and many more will be addressed
at an educational seminar “Dementia: What’s Next?” hosted
by Southeast Georgia Health System on Wednesday, May 17, from 5:30-6:30
p.m. Family, friends and caregivers of people with memory problems are
all welcome to attend.
The seminar will take place at the Health System’s Senior Care Center-Brunswick,
located at 2611 Wildwood Drive. There is no cost to attend, but reservations
are recommended and can be made by calling 1-855-ASK-SGHS (1-855-275-7447).
During the seminar, Rhonda Lathem, community relations and program coordinator
of Memory Matters, will discuss and answer questions about the many faces
of dementia, including:
- What is Dementia
- Dementia vs. Alzheimer’s
- Disease progression
- Mental stimulus and caring for physical well-being
- Loss of mental abilities
- Activities for daily living
Memory Matters is a local, non-profit organization and resource center.
Its mission is to enrich the lives of people with memory problems, support
caregivers and educate the community at-large about all forms of memory
impairment in adults.