ADRC of the Lakeshore Offers Dementia Series, Living Well Workshop

• The Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of the Lakeshore will offer a Living Well workshop series for adults experiencing chronic conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease, chronic pain, depression, anxiety or the residual effects of a stroke. Participants will receive support from others who are traveling the same journey, find practical ways to deal with pain and fatigue, discover new treatment choices, improve nutrition and learn additional ways to talk with your doctor and family about your health. 

The workshop will be held by phone on Wednesdays, 9:30-10:15 am, Oct. 6 – Nov. 10, and is limited to five participants. Attendance at all six sessions is highly recommended because each class builds on previously acquired skills. 

To register (required) or learn more, call Lisa Van Remortel at 920.683.6111. Registrants will receive a workshop kit and call-in information. A $10 donation is suggested to defray the cost of the provided textbook, which participants may keep.

• The ADRC of the Lakeshore’s dementia-care specialist will offer a free educational series about dementia – currently the sixth-leading cause of death in the U.S, with Alzheimer’s being the most common cause of dementia among older adults. This series will share information about the resources available to those caring for loved ones who have dementia. 

Part one, Dementia 101, will be offered Oct. 27, 1-2 pm. Participants will discuss the basics: the differences between what is considered “normal aging cognitive decline” and diseases that cause dementia. 

Part two, Dementia 201, will be held Nov. 24, 1-2 pm. The dementia-care specialist will explain the behavioral symptoms of dementia, provide some ways in which caregivers can positively intervene, and discuss physiological changes in the brain and what disease progression might look like.

This series will be held in person at the Kewaukee Human Services building, and it will be limited to 10 people. To register, call 877.416.7083. After the first 10 registrants, a waiting list will begin, and future series will be considered based on interest.

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