Respite care

Pam Turnage, right, of Peoria, talks about her father's Alzheimer's disease and how she came to accept it with the help of Kay Spoffoard, director of the Banner Alzheimer's Residence. Turnage also used the respite care services available at the Alzheimer's Residence while deciding what care she needed for her father.

Mollie J. Hoppes/Daily News-Sun

For those living with or caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease (AD), effective treatment cannot be found soon enough.

As the disease progresses, caregivers and family members look for answers to find the key to navigating the disease with hope and dignity.

Join the expert panel from Banner Alzheimer’s Institute and learn how to better understand and strategize the numerous medical, social, financial and legal decisions that will be faced from diagnosis to end of life.

The class will be offered on Friday, Aug. 9 from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Ahwatukee Recreation Center, 5001 E. Cheyenne Drive.

For a complete schedule and more information, visit www.banneralz.org. To register for these free classes, call 602-230-CARE.

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