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CATSKILL REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER TO HOST ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION COMMUNITY WORKSHOP – 05/25/2011

May 25, 2011 – Harris, N.Y. – The Catskill Regional Medical Center (CRMC) Health Information Library and Adult Day Care program will co-host a free community workshop titled, “Making Sense of Challenging Behavior.” The workshop, presented by the Alzheimer’s Association, will be held Tuesday, June 14 from 2 to 3 p.m. in Boardroom A on the second floor of CRMC’s main Harris campus at 68 Harris-Bushville Road in Harris, N.Y.

Donna Davis, LCSW, Care Consultant for the Alzheimer’s Association, will lead the discussion on how Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias can cause a person to act in different and unpredictable ways. Some individuals become anxious or aggressive, others repeat certain questions or gestures and many misinterpret what they hear. These types of behaviors can lead to misunderstanding, frustration and tension, particularly between the person with dementia and the caregiver. This workshop will offer potential solutions and new ways to respond, decrease stress and improve the experience of care giving.

Light refreshments will be served, and pre-registration is required. For additional information or to register, call the Alzheimer’s Association at 845-794-3774.