January 8, 2019
Dementia is a group of symptoms affecting memory, thinking and social abilities that interfere with daily functions. The main cause of this group of diseases, involves damage to the nerve cells in the brain, which occur in several areas of the brain and affects people in different ways. Dementias are often grouped by what they share in characteristics, such as what part of the brain that’s affected or whether they worsen over time (progressive dementias). Some dementias, such as those caused by medication reactions or vitamin deficiencies, might improve with treatment.
There will be two Dementia events held this month for all to participate and learn:
On January 16th, Reena Senior Living will be holding a Dementia-Friendly Community Network from 1:00 – 2:00pm on Wednesday, January 16, 2019. This is a music café event with music provided by Tapestry for individuals living with dementia and their caregivers.
On January 19th, Dr. Anshuetz and Bonnie Bean-Stratz, Community Outreach Coordinator with Alzheimer’s Foundation, will be providing a free seminar on “Understanding Dementia”. Dr. Anschuetz will provide a helpful, more in-depth definition of dementia to help build a common understanding of the Disease. Bonnie, Bean-Stratz will introduce approaches and strategies to strengthen relationships with individuals living with dementia. This event will be held on Saturday, January 19th, 2019 from 9am-11:30am at the Faith Community Church in Fort Atkinson. Registration will start at 8:30am. Pre-registration is appreciated but not required. Call 920-563-4730 and speak with Shirley Brown, RN, BSN for more details.