01/25/20 - 01/26/20
9:30 am - 11:30 am
35 Union Street
Brunswick, ME 04011
People Plus and Mid Coast–Parkview Health have partnered to offer a new Memory Enhancement Class focused on early stage memory loss. The ideal participant is experiencing mild memory loss, and may or may not have been diagnosed with early stage dementia or mild cognitive impairment. The purpose of the class is to provide education, support, and strategies for living optimally.
Each participant is required to bring a support person for several reasons: a) to help the participant identify how the information can be applied to daily living, b) to practice newly learned skills with the participant, c) to discuss and reinforce new information with the participant, and d) to help “fill in the blanks” if information is forgotten.
The five-week Saturday class is limited to eight participants and their support person. It will run from Saturday, Jan. 11 – Feb. 15, 2020 (no class Feb. 1) from 9:30 – 11:30 am at the People Plus Center, 35 Union Street. Cost is $10 per participant/support person totaling $50 for each pair.
Schedule of classes includes:
Session #1, Jan. 11 – Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia, presented by The Alzheimer’s Association and facilitated by Kim Watson, MS, SLP, MLNHA, Administrator, Mid Coast Senior Health.
Session #2, Jan. 18 – Brain Health, presented by Mid Coast Center for Community Health & Wellness and facilitated by Cate Parker, MS, RN, CEP, Director of Mid Coast Center for Community Health & Wellness.
Session #3, Jan. 25 – Effective Strategies for Communication and Daily Living, presented by Kim Watson, MS, SLP, MLNHA, and Lisa Clark, OTR with Mid Coast Senior Health.
Session #4, Feb. 8 – Medication Management, presented by Christian Dinsmore, MD, with Mid Coast Medical Group–Neurology and Practical Application of Med Management, Presented by Lisa Clark, OTR.
Session #5, Feb. 15 – Happiness, including Personal Growth, Social Connection, Community Resources, and the Gift of Giving Back, presented by Mid Coast Center for Community Health & Wellness and facilitated by Cate Parker, MS, RN, CEP.
Pre-payment is required for registration.
Register and pay via check or cash in person at People Plus, 35 Union Street or call 729-0757.