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Representatives of the Alzheimer’s Association will present an educational seminar on “Communication: Key to Understanding Behaviors” at the Secaucus Public Library and Business Resource Center, 1203 Paterson Plank Road in Secaucus.
The event will take place on Monday, March 26th at 7:00 pm. On May 21st, the association will host another seminar that addresses the needs of the caregivers coping with family members that have Alzheimer’s disease.
According to Michelle Foster-Carter, education specialist for the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater New Jersey Chapter, 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 to 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,” she explained.
There is no fee for attending this program, however, seating is limited. For registration or more information, call the Alzheimer’s Association at 973-586-4300. For information on Alzheimer’s disease or support to individuals, families and caregivers who are coping with the disease, you may call the association’s hotline at 1-800-272-3900 or visit www.alz.org/nj.