Introduction to Alzheimer's for Caring Relatives

A free workshop for persons concerned about a relative or friend with Alzheimer’s or a related disorder will be held Thursday, April 19, Noon- 1:30 PM at the Cooperative Extension Education Center, 615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca.
Jessica Cornell, Associate Program Director for the CNY Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, will present the workshop, titled THE BASICS: MEMORY LOSS, DEMENTIA, AND ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE. She will give an overview of Alzheimer’s and other diseases causing dementia and will discuss the symptoms and stages of the disease, communicating with someone who has Alzheimer's, and behaviors related to Alzheimer's.   The program will conclude with a question and answer session.  Information on supports and services available locally will be available.    
To register for the workshop, call the Tompkins County Office for the Aging, 274-5492, or reply to this email.
Note: A flyer describing this workshop (and two other workshops in April that may be of interest to those caring for loved ones with dementia) can be viewed on the website of the Office for the Aging at:

David Stoyell, Aging Services Specialist
Tompkins County Office for the Aging
320 N. Tioga St.
Ithaca, NY  14850
phone: 607-274-5492
fax: 607-274-5495