Workshop on eldercare set in Kill Devil Hills

Published 7:25 am Monday, July 18, 2022

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Navigating eldercare can be confusing, but if there is memory loss it is even more difficult, stated a press release from GEM Adult Day Services.

The community is invited to a free workshop on Wednesday, July 20 from 2-4 p.m. at the Baum Senior Center, located at 300 Mustian St. in Kill Devil Hills, to learn about services and supports to assist the journey of providing care for a loved one.

This free workshop is sponsored by GEM Adult Day Services, Inc. Pre-registration is required by July 11 and can be made by calling Gail Sonnesso at 252-489-8751.

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The main speaker will be Brooke B. Vallely, program manager of the Alzheimer’s Association, speaking on “Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior.” GEM stated that by the end of the session, attendees will be able to identify common triggers for behaviors associated with dementia, explain the process for assessing and identifying challenging behaviors and list strategies to address some common dementia-related behaviors.

In addition, there will be other eldercare providers including Amanda Biggs, project care coordinator, Area Agency on Aging; and Kaye White, who will be speaking about the NC Senior Tar Heel Legislature which she attended in June as the delegate from Dare County.