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What is a Dementia Friend?

Tuesday, October 1, 2019, 6:30 PM until 7:30 PM
Registration is not Required
What is a Dementia Friend ? Over 120,000 Massachusetts residents are living with dementia, and numbers will be growing as our communities age. Unfortunately, lack of information, fear and isolation often impact people affected and their caregivers in our communities. A Dementia Friendly community is one that is safe, respectful and inclusive of those affected, in the same way that we include fellow citizens of different ages and abilities. This interactive workshop will present basic information about dementia, what its effects are and how it differs from normal aging, some skills to help communication with those with dementia, and some ways to become more comfortable with including folks with dementia in our social life. We can affirm that it is possible to have a good quality of life with dementia, and that people with dementia are a valuable part of our communities. Join us! Becoming a Dementia Friend Tuesday October 1, 2019 @ 6:30 at Wendell Senior Cente