Dementia, memory loss and Alzheimer’s greatly impact individuals as well as their families and friends. Often people aren't sure how to connect or offer support to their loved ones. It can be frustrating and heartbreaking for everyone when communication and memory begin to fade. What resources are available to help educate and support? Here are some upcoming opportunities to learn more and discuss:
Join us for the upcoming film and discussion: In Our Own Words: Living with Memory Loss, opens a new window on either Monday, February 8, or Saturday, February 13, at 11am.
- The authors of the Elderwise Way: A Different Approach to Life with Dementia, opens a new window will be holding a discussion on Thursday, February 25, at 1pm. Please register to receive the link.
- KCLS is happy to partner with Allyson Schrier in presenting How to Be Friends to Someone with Dementia. Allyson’s program covers education, coping tools and relatable anecdotes. One patron said this about her program, “This is extraordinary. Sums up everything I had to learn very slowly over six years with my Mom. I have forwarded this to a friend who is new to caregiving. Invaluable!” Watch a recording of Allyson's program on YouTube., opens a new window
- Visit the Momentia website., opens a new window Momentia Seattle is for people with memory loss as well as family and friends. They offer creative programming and classes that get everyone involved, moving and learning. The safe environment of Momentia can be accessed at home as well.
- Finally, the library has many more resources available. Check out our Alzheimers and Dementia booklist, opens a new window for a sampling of the memoirs and guides which may be helpful. Need more ideas? Call Wendy Pender, Older Adults Program Coordinator, at 425-369-3285.