Dementia Community Education Series

Do you know someone living with dementia? Are you caring for someone with dementia? Do you work with patients who have dementia? This dementia community education series is presented by Whitney Rohrer, MS, OTR/L from Nashoba Nursing Service & Hospice, and will help you understand what dementia is and isn’t, how to better interact with people with dementia and what to expect as the disease progresses. This series is beneficial for caregivers, health professionals, and community members. Special guest speakers. Monthly topics include: September 25 – Dementia 101October 22 – Meaningful & engaging activitiesNovember 19 – Sensory needs of a patientJanuary 28 – Caring for the caregiverFebruary 25 – Environmental Safety AdaptationsMarch 24 – Sun Downing: What it is and how to manageApril 28 – Medications and medication managementMay 19 – Managing difficult behaviors: De-escalation techniquesJune 23 – Planning for the Future: Medically & FinanciallyJuly 28 – End stage: How to prepare for end-of-life