Dementia is a scary word. But it can be less intimidating when you know its symptoms and the resources available to you and your family.

During a program earlier this week, Chera and Linda from Kemper House – an assisted living facility that specializes in helping people with Alzheimer’s and dementia – explained what dementia is, what signs to look for, and what you should do if a loved one has it.

Chera and Linda are hosting another online program about dementia with us at 2 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 16. They will offer suggestions for caregivers on how to deal with difficult behaviors and give recommendations for tactics to use for successful behavior management. Their talk is open to all, free to attend, and will be broadcast via Zoom. You can RSVP online or call us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 247.

Families affected by dementia may also be interested in another program that we previously hosted about legal and financial planning for families impacted by Alzheimer’s and dementia.

By the way, we have several resources for families affected by dementia that you can borrow. That having been said, none of these resources are a substitute for medical advice.