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(Placerville, CA) - Due to this weekend's expected stormy weather, the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency, Senior Day Care program announced plans today to postpone a free community workshop about dementia. The workshop entitled "Diagnosis Dementia - Now What?", which was originally scheduled for March 3, 2018, will instead be held on March 10, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Placerville Senior Day Care program located at 935A Spring Street in Placerville. Participants of the workshop should plan to arrive at 8:30 a.m. for sign-in.
The educational workshop is designed for family members and caregivers of those with dementia. The workshop will help equip loved ones and caregivers as they face the challenges of a dementia diagnosis, learn how the brain functions, what to do about new and difficult behaviors and the importance of taking care of oneself as a caregiver. "The workshop will address issues we see on a day-to-day basis," says Nancy Wilson, Program Supervisor with Senior Day Care. "We realize that knowledge is power and we are excited to offer supportive tools for people with dementia and their care partners, as well as introduce them to the many resources available to help them."
The El Dorado County Family Caregiver Support Program, Marshall Medical Center, the Alzheimer's Association and Del Oro Community Resource Center will provide resources for the workshop and have staff available to talk about their programs and answer questions.
Class size is limited and registration is required. The workshop is offered at no cost. Please call (530) 621-6180 or (916) 358-3560 to register or for questions. Assistance with respite care is offered by the Del Oro Community Resource Center; please contact them directly for this support at least 10 days before the event by calling (916) 728-9333.
For more information about services for seniors and caregivers in El Dorado County, please visit https://www.edcgov.us/SeniorService.aspx.
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