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'What Now? Steps To Take After The Diagnosis Of Dementia'

Expert panel addresses caring for family members and the "Best Friends Approach."

The Terraces at Los Altos
The Terraces at Los Altos

Often the diagnosis of dementia does not come as a complete surprise.  Family members may have seen problems develop.  But, when the diagnosis is delivered, it still comes as a shock. 

What now?  This is the time to begin the process of planning ahead, identifying critical services that might help and getting legal and financial matters in order.  

Do you have questions about caring for a family member at any stage of dementia? Can I care for my family member at home? When should I consider a memory care residence? 

These and other topics will be discussed by David Troxel and an expert panel at : 'What Now? Steps To Take After The Diagnosis Of Dementia'

Saturday, June 21, 10 AM – 12 Noon

Terraces at Los Altos, 373 Pine Lane in Los Altos in the new Health Center building on the corner of Pine Lane and Los Altos Avenue. 

David Troxel, MPH, international expert on dementia care, will discuss what steps to take after a loved one is diagnosed with dementia.  

A panel of local leaders in memory loss will share their personal experiences with managing care:  Alhena Curreri, MA Gerontology, TLA Memory Support Manager, Karen Duncan, Director of Prime Time Project and Sheila Humphries, M.D., TLA Medical Director. 

The Grove at The Terraces at Los Altos, Los Altos’ only memory loss care center, is sponsoring this complimentary presentation in their new Health Center building.  

Reservations are not required. 

About David Troxel

David Troxel and Virginia Bell developed the Best Friends Approach to Alzheimer’s Care in the 1990s while they were working at the University of Kentucky Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center.  It is the first comprehensive philosophy geared towards caregivers.  

More than 5 million Americans live with Alzheimer’s or a related form of dementia. The Best Friends approach offers hope and help for the families who are affected by a loved one’s diagnosis.  

“A Dignified Life” changed the way the caregiving community approached Alzheimer’s Disease by showing care partners how to act as a Best Friend to the person, finding ways to interact as mental abilities decline www.bestfriendsapproach.com 

About The Grove at The Terraces at Los Altos

The Grove offers 16 private suites with memory support that is focused on building relationships with residents based on individual life stories and experiences to enhance the residents’ quality of life.  www.abhow.com/tlagrove.

 


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