Kathy Welsh

Kathy Welsh

NEWBURGH – The Alzheimer’s Association Hudson Valley Chapter will offer the following program in the weeks ahead:

Alzheimer’s Association Offers Educational Program for Caregivers

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“Living with Alzheimer’s: For Middle-Stage Caregivers” will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 25, and Wednesday, Nov. 15, at Sunshine Adult Day Care, 608 Broadway, Newburgh.

In the middle stage of Alzheimer’s disease, those who were care partners now become hands-on caregivers. This program will present helpful strategies for providing safe, effective and comfortable care during this stage of Alzheimer’s.

“Caregiving for a person with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia is challenging, but we want caregivers to know they’re not alone,” said Donna Davies, a care consultant and senior director of programs and services for the Alzheimer’s Association Hudson Valley Chapter.

“We will discuss what caregivers need to know, what they need to plan for and what they can do to navigate this chapter of their lives,” added Davies, who will present the program. “Attendees will learn about topics such as how to communicate effectively, changes in behaviors and where to get support and help. Caregivers are welcome to come to one part or both.”

The program includes dinner, and preregistration is required. People interested in attending should call 800-272-3900 at least two days ahead to RSVP.

The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s research, care and support. Its mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Its vision is a world without Alzheimer’s. Visit alz.org/hudsonvalley or call the 24-hour helpline at 800-272-3900.


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