Dementia 101 Presentation

February 25, 2020 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Dementia Education Series

Please join us at the West Tisbury Library for a three-part program series for caregivers, family members, and professionals who would like to learn more about topics related to dementia.

These talks will be led by dementia care educator and trainer Alicia Seaver. All events in this series are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. RSVP for this event by calling 508.477.0043 or just come by and join us!

Event Schedule:

Tuesday, February 25 at 4pm – Dementia 101: Alicia will present an important introduction to the different types of dementia, risk factors, symptoms and warning signs, benefits of early detection, and possible treatments. Alicia will discuss dementia from different perspectives, the impact dementia can have on family relationships and expectations, how to address challenges of memory loss, and more.

Tuesday, March 31 at 4pm – Ethical Fibbing: Therapeutic fibbing, validation and redirection techniques can reassure, orient, comfort and calm people with dementia. But are these approaches the right thing to do?

Tuesday, May 5 at 4pm – Managing Challenging Behaviors: Learn communication techniques and expert recommended approaches to help you manage your loved one’s symptoms and difficult behaviors.

About the speaker:

Alicia Seaver is a Certified Memory Impairment Specialist and the Vice President of Memory Care Operations for Bridges by EPOCH. Alicia has more than 20 years of experience in the senior living industry. She is certified by the National Institute on Aging as a Memory Impairment Specialist and is state certified in Massachusetts and Florida as an Alzheimer’s and Related Dementia Trainer.