Free program on understanding Alzhiemer’s

| 07 Mar 2012 | 01:27

    NEWTON — The Alzheimer’s Association, Greater New Jersey Chapter will present a special educational program entitled Communication: The Key to Understanding Behaviors on March 28 from 7 to 8 p.m. at Bristol Glen Town Hall, 200 Bristol Glen Drive, Newton. Caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease may present challenges. The ability to make sense of difficult behaviors can make your job as a caregiver easier and may improve quality of life — for everyone involved. Learn how to avoid unnecessary arguments and recognize the triggers which may result in aggressive or risky behaviors. In addition, learn communication techniques to effectively respond to repetitive actions, recognition difficulties, and anxious or agitated feelings. There is no fee for attending this program, however, seating is limited. For registration, directions and more information, please contact the Alzheimer’s Association at 973-586-4300.