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Free event to feature strategies for communicating with people with Alzheimer’s disease

Communication is more than just talking and listening – it’s also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language. As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect.

Join Farmington Presbyterian Manor for Effective Communication Strategies, a free virtual event, at 3 p.m. May 19 to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.

Register online for Effective Communications Strategies. Registration is handled through the Alzheimer’s Association of Great Missouri.

The event is one in a series of webinars exploring Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and some of the most important topics of concern to caregivers and those who are experiencing the disease.

From February to November, we’ll explore a different topic each month through virtual presentations led by the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Missouri.

The series is part of Farmington Presbyterian Manor’s Just Ask lifelong learning program, featuring topics and speakers of interest to seniors and their adult children. Future topics include understanding and responding to dementia-related behaviors, legal and financial implications, and how to have difficult conversations about driving, finances and more. Check out a list of future events.

If you have questions about memory care services or attending virtual webinar using your phone or device, please call Anne Allen at 573-756-6768 and she will do her best to assist.

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