Dementia Education Day is Saturday
The Alzheimer’s Association Miami Valley Chapter and Dayton Metro Library will present a Dementia Education Day at the main library branch in downtown Dayton on Saturday.
The special in-person event, offered free of charge to the community, will present two educational programs to support Alzheimer’s caregivers and educate anyone wanting to learn more about Alzheimer’s disease.
The event location is the Dayton Metro Library, 215 E. 3rd St., Dayton, in conference room 1B on the first floor. Seating is limited and pre-registration is required. Those interested can call the Alzheimer’s 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900 or go to https://bit.ly/DementiaDayRegister.
· During “Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia” from 10 to 11 a.m., participants will learn about the impact of Alzheimer’s, the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia, stages and risk factors, current research and treatments available for some symptoms, and Alzheimer’s Association resources.
· The “Dementia Conversations” program from 11 a.m. to noon will provide tips for breaking the ice with family members to help them discuss some of the most common issues that are difficult to address: going to the doctor for a diagnosis or medical treatment, deciding when to stop driving, and making legal and financial plans for future care.
For the safety of participants, volunteers, and staff, the Alzheimer’s Association is following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines that require participants to wear a mask and maintain social distancing at all indoor programs regardless of vaccination status.
Individuals who have questions about living with Alzheimer’s or providing care can call the Association’s 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900 or the Alzheimer’s Association Miami Valley Chapter at 937-291-3332. STAFF REPORT
Annual Erin Ritchey Memorial awards planned
Help celebrate excellence in the local developmental disabilities community as the Montgomery County Board of Developmental Disabilities Services (MCBDDS) hosts the 33rd annual Developmental Disabilities Hall of Fame and 32nd annual Erin Ritchey Memorial Awards with support from the Brighter Tomorrow Foundation.
The 2021 event will once again be virtual, premiering on the Montgomery County Board of DD YouTube channel Wednesday, Nov. 17 at 11 a.m. A link to view the broadcast will be provided on the MCBDDS website (www.mcbdds.org).
Those unable to view the video during its premiere will be able to view it after the fact on Montgomery County Board of DD YouTube channel. STAFF REPORT