Two Central Kentucky activities provide help for those with Alzheimer’s and the people who love them

The Alzheimer’s Association is sponsoring two up coming events that could be beneficial for those having difficulty communication with a loved one with Alzheimer’s.

Connecting with your loved one with dementia is a powerful thing. A program from 2:30 – 4 p.m., Nov. 5 will teach families how to explore creative avenues for connecting with loved one diagnosed with dementia by sparking old memories and helping them to have meaningful experiences regardless of their current abilities.

This program will take place at The Homeplace at Midway, 671 E. Stephens.  Registration is required. Call 1-800-272-3900.  A $5 donation suggested.  The event is designed for family caregivers.

Also, as people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect.

Communication is more than just talking and listening – it’s also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language.

A program scheduled from 3:30-4:30 p.m., Nov. 4 at the Georgetown Police Department, 550 Bourbon Street, will help participants explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.

To register, call the Alzheimer’s Association at (800) 272-3900.