On April 3, the Williamsport Home, 1900 Ravine Road, will host Clay Jacobs of the Alzheimer's Association for the presentation "Understanding Memory Loss."
The seminar addresses topics about aging and how memory loss affects not only the person with the impairment but their caregivers and family members.
From 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., The Williamsport Home will host the "lunch and learn" session to talk about the practical issues affecting those who care for a loved one with dementia. The seminar is free to the public, including lunch.
Reservations are required and may be made by calling 323-8781.
Caregiver stress is a well-known and serious consequence of long-term caregiving, yet many family caregivers do not know where to turn for help.
Too frequently, they ignore their own physical and emotional needs in order to care for loved ones suffering with Alzheimer's disease.
It is incredibly vital for such individuals to find information and access support.
The Williamsport Home is an active support partner for the Alzheimer's Association, raising funds, participating in the Walk to End Alzheimer's and hosting support groups monthly in partnership with the Alzheimer's Association.
The support group meets at 1 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month and provides caregivers with the knowledge and skills needed to cope with the day-to-day stresses of caring for a loved one with memory concerns.
For more information, call 323-8781.