Programs designed to help families understand and support loved ones with Alzheimer’s or other forms of memory loss
North Woods Village at Edison Lakes, Michiana’s first stand-alone memory care assisted living community, announced today that it would be hosting a series of programs for community members designed to help them learn more about memory loss and how to educate family members about the disease. With today’s senior living longer, there has been an epidemic-level increase in the number of older Americans diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of memory impairment. These degenerative diseases can dramatically impact the lives of those diagnosed, as well as the other family members who provide their care. Until a cure is found, education and awareness of the latest best-practice treatments are considered the best resources for caregivers.
The first program entitled, “Alzheimer’s and the Family,” will be held on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. at The Hunt Room at Knollwood Country Club, 16633 Baywood Lane in Granger, IN 46530. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served at the event. Two additional educational programs will follow this initial presentation in November: “Alzheimer’s & the Holidays” on Wednesday, November 6 and “Recognizing Caregiver Stress” on Tuesday, November 19.
In announcing the educational series, Dale Carter, Executive Director of North Woods Village at Edison Lakes, stated, “As a memory care assisted living provider, we believe it is incumbent upon us to provide area caregivers with information, education and resources that enable them to better understand Alzheimer’s disease and the other forms of memory loss that are affecting record numbers of Americans today. Education can help you cope and the more families know about Alzheimer’s and the helpful resources available to them, the better the quality of life for them and their loved ones who are suffering from memory loss. We will also be giving those who attend an introduction to North Woods Village Memory Care, the new standard in memory care.”
Ms. Shellie Kermin, Director of Community Relations at North Woods Village at Edison Lakes, will present the upcoming educational seminars. For information or to reserve your space, please call or email Ms. Kermin today at 574-247-1866 or firstname.lastname@example.org.