Getting the word out about the Walk to End Alzheimer’s AND the Central Washington Memory Loss Conference.
Claire Fallat, left, and Debbie Hunter, right, met KIMA-TV reporter Jackie DelPilar in Franklin Park today for a story about Yakima’s Alzheimer’s Walk on Saturday, Sept. 17, AND to talk about the Central Washington Memory Loss Conference on Nov. 2.
Claire is the Yakima Alzheimer’s Walk coordinator and Debbie is a devoted advocate for Alzheimer’s research and support. Her husband, Chris, got Alzheimer’s disease at age 48 and now is in hospice care. The disease changed their family’s life forever.
Find out more about the walk at alz.org/walk or 206-529-3878.
For more information on the day-long conference (FREE for family caregivers): alzwa.org or call 206-363-5000, ext. 8170.
YAKIMA, October 9, 2015 – Alzheimer’s is the third leading cause of death in Washington state. It is expected to be a major health issue in the years to come as baby boomers retire. But there is help and support available for those caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia.
A day-long educational conference Nov. 3 at the Yakima Convention Center will provide tools and encouragement to family caregivers and health-care professionals caring for those with dementia.
Family caregivers will have sessions tailored to their needs, offering helpful tips to address the challenges of caring for a loved one with dementia. Those include relationship changes, communication, keeping them safe and managing difficult behaviors.
The sessions, from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., will be offered concurrently in both English and Spanish, and are free for family caregivers caring for loved ones. A special track for health-care professionals is $50. It offers basic and advanced sessions to address the progression of dementia-related diseases. A complimentary box lunch is provided.
The conference is sponsored by The Memorial Foundation, The Peggy Schaake Charitable Fund, Fieldstone Memory Care and Aging and Long Term Care.
For more information or to register, visit alzwa.org or call 206-363-5000 ext. 8170.
Are you or is someone you know caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia?
There is help available.
An educational conference Nov. 3 in Yakima will provide tools and encouragement to family caregivers and health care professionals who are caring for people with dementia.
Family caregivers will have sessions devoted specifically to them, offering helpful tips to address the challenges of caring for a loved one with dementia. Those include relationship changes, communication, keeping them safe and managing difficult behaviors.
These sessions will be offered concurrently in both English and Spanish and are being offered at no charge to participants. For more information or to register, call (206) 363-5500 ext. 8170 or register online at alzwa.org.
A second track of the conference for health care professionals offers information about the progression of dementia-related diseases. This registration fee is $50.
This conference is made possible by the Alzheimer’s Association of Western and Central Washington, The Memorial Foundation, Fieldstone Memory Care, The Peggy Schaake Charitable Fund, and Aging & Long Term Care. Again, for more information or to register, call (206) 363-5500 ext. 8170 or visit alzwa.org.