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The Manor hosts free program on dementia related behaviors

Hospital news | Monday, October 5, 2015

The caregivers of those with dementia-related behaviors can learn how to decipher and respond to their loved ones during an educational program offered at The Manor at Seneca Hill at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21st.

Melinda Sobrado, associate director of the local Alzheimer’s Association, will lead the presentation titled, Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior. By the end of the presentation, those attending will be able toidentify common triggers for the behaviors associated with dementia, understand the process for assessing and identifying challenging behaviors and possess strategies to address some common dementia-related behaviors.

During the middle stage of dementia, the person with the disease often starts to exhibit new behaviors that can be confusing for a caregiver. These behaviors are a form of communication and are essential to understanding the needs of the person with dementia. The program is free, but reservations are requested and can be made by calling 596-4016, extension 100.

The Manor at Seneca Hill is located off County Route 45, at 20 Manor Drive.