Tatamagouche to offer family caregiver education series

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TATAMAGOUCHE – An educational series surrounding Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia is coming to Tatamagouche beginning this fall.

The Family Caregiver Education Series begins Sept. 4 at 6:30 p.m. and will run on a weekly basis for six weeks. It will be hosted at the Colchester East Hants Library Tatamaougche branch. Developed by the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia, the series is free of charge to people caring for family members who have been recently diagnosed with the disease or another form of dementia. Registration to attend is required/

“Living with dementia can be overwhelming and continually changes the life of those living with the disease,” said Linda Bird, director of Program and Services with the society, in a press release. “The need for information and understanding about the disease, and support and tools to help plan for the future is essential. Research shows that when people are provided with timely education and support services, they are better prepared to make informed decisions that meet their families’ changing care needs.”

Each session will be two hours in length and include a presentation and discussion. Specific topics included in the series are an overview of dementia, planning ahead with financial and legal matters, day-to-day living, care for the caregiver, responding to changing care needs, and tough issues.

To register or for more information on the series, contact Inez Day at (902) 657-9336 or Dianne Ardern at (902) 694-7775.

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