Alzheimer’s affects more than just one person. It affects the entire family. To move forward in living with the disease it is important to gain information on ways to adjust to the challenges of Alzheimer and other forms of dementia.

Alzheimer’s affects more than just one person. It affects the entire family. To move forward in living with the disease it is important to gain information on ways to adjust to the challenges of Alzheimer and other forms of dementia.


"Alzheimer’s Disease and Communication" is a lunch and learn workshop scheduled from noon until 1 p.m. on July 29 at Home Hospice, 505 W. Center Street in Sherman. It is being presented by the Alzheimer’s Association and will focus on the disease and how it impacts communication. At 2 p.m. there will be a training session for anyone interested in becoming a facilitator for an Alzheimer’s support group.


"Caregivers of someone with Alzheimer’s disease often feel isolated from their loved one, their family and their community. That’s why having a Caregiver Support Group is so beneficial in helping them deal with the challenges associated with living with someone with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. The Alzheimer’s Association is looking for people to help facilitate support groups. That’s why we are offering a facilitator training after our workshop" said Christy Scifres, manager, Family Services, Greater Dallas Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.


"We are pleased to offer this workshop to the community, our staff and our volunteers to help encourage understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and improve the effectiveness of communication as we work with our patients and their caregivers" said Barb Samuelson, Volunteer Coordinator for Home Hospice.


This workshop is free and open to the public but attendance is limited to 20. Registration is requested by July 27. For more informationand to register, call 903-868-9315.