Ellington Program Offers Communication Strategies for Dementia Caregivers

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Alzheimer’s Association WNY

Persons diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia will undergo changes in the brain that will affect their ability to communicate, including speech. The Alzheimer’s Association Western New York Chapter is offering a free educational program aimed at helping bridge the communication gap that is inevitable as the disease progresses.

Effective Communication Strategies is a one-hour program offering verbal and non-verbal strategies for caregivers to more effectively understand and communicate with their loved one. Ellington-Farman Free Library at 760 Thornton Road in Ellington will host the program at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. To reserve a seat for this no-cost program, the Chapter at 1.800.272.3900 or send an email to program.wny@alz.org.