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updated 6:05 PM UTC, Dec 14, 2018

Family Training Effective Communication

  • Written by Mary Gerdes
  • Published in News

Interfaith will be hosting a family resource luncheon for loved ones caring for someone with dementia.

 This is a collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association and will be offered on November 1st from 11:30a.m. to 1:00p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Black River Falls.   A light lunch will be provided. Sharlene Bellefeuille, from the Alzheimer’s Association will be offering an educational program on Effective Communication Strategiesto help families facing Alzheimer’s.

 

Individuals living with dementia often experience changes in behavior that can be confusing to friends and family. For caregivers, learning to decode messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language can help both parties to connect and communicate in meaningful ways.

 

Effective Communication Strategies includes video interviews with professionals who explain critical aspects of communication throughout the Alzheimer’s journey, and caregivers who share tips that have worked for their families.

 

In 2018 Interfaith began their Time for You Respite Program, offering group respite to individuals living with dementia.  It is open to the public but registration is required and is limited to the first 40 attendees. Please call Interfaith at 715-284-7058 by October 24th to register.  

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