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Several educational events in area for Alzheimer's caregivers on tap in coming
By Douglas Flynn / April 20, 2018

If you are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia, there are some educational events upcoming in the area that could be helpful.

On Saturday, April 28, the MetroWest Alzheimer's Partnership will host a panel discussion, "Alzheimer's Disease: Conversations with Caregivers," in Northborough.

The event will be held at the Northborough Senior Center (119 Bearfoot Road, Northborough, MA), with registrations and refreshments at 9:30 a.m., the speaking program at 10 a.m. and questions and answers at 11 a.m. A panel of former caregivers will provide insight and helpful strategies for people caring for a loved one living with Alzheimer's.

To reserve a spot, call the Alzheimer's Association 24/7 helpline at 800-272-3900.

Just two days later, on Monday, April 30 in Sudbury, the I'm Still Here Foundation will present a free Alzheimer training for family caregivers. 

The informative training session features Hearthstone Alzheimer Care's award-winning "I'm Still Here" approach, which provides a proven method for increasing quality of life while reducing the behaviors that caregivers often find challenging. In this four-hour innovative training session, caregivers will learn how to use Hearthstone's time-tested methods to create strategies for successfully caring for and engaging their loved one at home.

The training is free for anyone caring for their loved one at home, and will be held at the Sudbury Senior Center (40 Fairbank Road, Sudbury, MA) from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Lunch will be served, but seating is limited, so please RSVP to 978-443-3055 or senior@sudbury.ma.us.

Finally, on Tuesday, May 22, the Elder Community Collaborative  in Marlborough will host "Meet Me at the Movies ... And Make Memories" at  Assabet Valley High School.

This free, interactive film program is open to all, designed for people with memory loss, their friends and loved ones.

The event with be at Assabet (215 Fitchburg Street, Marlborough, MA), the first dementia-friendly high school in Massachusetts. Registration is at 9:30 a.m., with the program beginning at 10 a.m. and a complimentary lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. at the school's Epicurean Restaurant.



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