Wed, Jun 12|
Five County Association of Governments
Dealing With Dementia - Focusing on Veterans
Area Agency on Aging offers a FREE Workshop for Veterans and caregivers of Veterans in St George, 1070 West 1600 South, Building B. There is no cost to attend.
Time & Location
Jun 12, 2019, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Five County Association of Governments, 1070 W 1600 S Bldg. B, St. George, UT 84770, USA
About the event
Forgetfulness, temporary confusion, or having trouble remembering a name or word can be a normal part of life. But when thinking problems or unusual behavior starts to interfere with everyday activities—such as working, preparing meals, or handling finances—it’s time to see a doctor. These could be signs of a condition known as dementia.
Dementia is a brain disorder that most often affects the elderly. It’s caused by the failure or death of nerve cells in the brain. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause. By some estimates, about one-third of people ages 85 and older may have Alzheimer’s. Although age is the greatest risk factor for dementia, it isn’t a normal part of aging. Some people live into their 90s and beyond with no signs of dementia at all.
The Area Agency on Aging offers a FREE Workshop for Family Dementia Caregivers.