Alzheimer’s Association presentations June 22 in Waimea


The Alzheimer’s Association will present two lectures and a movie on Saturday, June 22, at Tutu’s House in Waimea.

The first topic will be “What Is Dementia,” a workshop which reviews dementia, the symptoms, warning signs, misconceptions and potential treatments. The 9 a.m. presentation includes short videos of persons with the disease, family members of persons with dementia and various professionals.

The movie “Memories of Tomorrow” will be shown at 11 a.m. This 2007 movie stars Ken Watanabe, in an up-close portrait about the early onset of Alzheimer’s disease. Watanabe makes this video an emotionally gripping experience. English subtitles are provided.

At 1 p.m., the topic will be “Challenging Behaviors in Dementia.” This workshop will cover information on possible causes and types of behaviors that may arise during the course of dementia as well as potential interventions.

Hilo Alzheimer’s Association program coordinator Chris Ridley will present the workshops and movie. Seating is limited. Please call Ridley for reservations at 443-7360.

 

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