Keeping the caregiver of an Alzheimer's patient healthy, legal concerns, and
behavioral challenges are among the issues that will be discussed at a series of
free seminars being offered at in Newtown, according to a
Masonicare press release.
The Connecticut Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association is holding the three free
seminars, the first of which begins next Wednesday, according to the press
Each will be held Wed. from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Masonicare will provide dinner at
Masonicare asks that anyone who wishes to attend, register for the event by
calling the Masonicare HelpLine at 1 888-679-9997. A person can register for
one, two or all three events, according to the press release.
The first session is set for Feb. 29 and is about "Family Dynamics: Keeping the
Caregiver Healthy." That training session will be taught by Carrie Effinger, who
has a masters degree in social work, according to the release.
The second is set for March 7 and is called: "Communication
Techniques/Identification of Behavorial Challenges." That is being led by Patty
O'Brien, who is the North Regional Director, Alzheimer's Assocation, the release
The third seminar, set for March 14, is on "Legal and Financal Issues," and is
going to be led by Julia M. Brown, a certified elder law attorney, according to
For directions to Masonicare, visit www.masonicare.org.