Alzheimer’s Resources

Health questions about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias go beyond understanding the science of the disease. For caregivers, the questions are often situational and personal. Family members need information to facilitate caregiving, with referrals to legal and financial support, help with coping strategies and local resources for additional support.

The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. The local chapter will present a two programs for family caregivers and friends who care for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia in October 2018. Attend one or both sessions, and/or check out resources from our Health Information Neighborhood.

Alzheimer's Association

Memory Loss, Dementia & Alzheimer’s Disease

Mon, Oct 1, 2018 | 5:30-7pm  | Marvin Auditorium 101C

Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging. An Alzheimer’s Association dementia care specialist will provide information on detection, causes, risk factors, stages of the disease and treatment.

Understanding Dementia Related Behavior

Mond, Oct 8, 2018 | 5:30-7pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C

Behavior is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. An Alzheimer’s Association dementia care specialist will help you learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers and learn strategies to help.

Local resources and recommended websites

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Lissa Staley helps people use the library. She is a Book Evangelist, Trivia Emcee, Classics Made Modern book discussion leader, NaNoWriMo Municipal Liaison, and frequent library customer. She loves her kids, being a librarian, living in Topeka, and helping people form connections and community. (She's the Community Connections Librarian!) She reads a new book every few days, but is enjoying the audiobook of "Empress of Forever" by Max Gladstone, the ebook "When We Were Magic" by Sarah Gailey and is eagerly awaiting John Scalzi's "The Last Emperox" in April!