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Lake Regional Provides Help for Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Lake Regional Health System will host Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 7, in the hospital’s third floor conference rooms. The Alzheimer’s Association will present this health talk, which will explain how to respond in a helpful way when a loved one’s dementia causes unpredictable behaviors.

Behavior is a powerful form of communication. People with Alzheimer’s and other causes of dementia often lose their language abilities, so they communicate their needs and feelings through behavior. However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers. This health talk will help you decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of dementia.

The health talk is free, but registration is required. Register at lakeregional.com/dementia. For more information, call Lake Regional Community Outreach at 573.348.8222.

Lake Regional offers a variety of educational programming throughout the year, including health talks on arthritis, diabetes, heart attack and stroke. Several health fairs and screenings also are held annually throughout the lake area. For information on upcoming events, visit lakeregional.com/events.

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