May 29 Caregiver Forum to Address Dementia Support and Resources
People caring for a family member or friend with dementia at times can get frustrated by difficult or confusing behavior. Learning to understand the behaviors associated with different stages of dementia can help caregivers stay calm and better cope with the day-to-day challenges.
If you are a caregiver, come learn more about the progression of dementia and what to expect at the different stages of the disease at the upcoming Community Caregiver Forum on May 29 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. It will be at Senior Focus, 1720 El Camino Real, #10, in Burlingame.
Geriatrician Richard Moore, M.D., medical director of Mills Peninsula’s Senior Focus, will discuss the behavioral and memory issues associated with dementia and other issues that affect caregivers, such as depression.
The Caregiver Forum will also feature presentations from a team of dementia specialists, including a medical social worker, an occupation therapist and the dementia program coordinator.
You can call 650-696-3660 to register. There is more information about the event, links to online resources from the Alzheimer’s Association and a list of caregiving classes and events offered by the Senior Focus program in May and June, 2012.