Westchester Public Library and the Alzheimer’s Association will present Understanding Behaviors on Tuesday, November 12, from 3:00-4:30 p.m. The program will take place in the Bertha Wood meeting room at the Thomas Branch, 200 W. Indiana Avenue, Chesterton.
Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings, as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage. This program is designed to help families and caregivers learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease. For more information about the program, call the Thomas Branch at 926-7696.
This program is presented by the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Indiana, which provides educational programs to the public at no charge. Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support, and research. They provide services to those affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias, advocate for policy change and research funding, and advance research toward prevention, treatment, and cure. For more information about the Association, visit alz.org/Indiana or call the 24/7 Helpline at (800) 272-3900.