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Dementia workshop May 24

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Posted: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 10:31 am

The Memory Assistance and Planning Session (MAPS) will overview the changes caregivers can expect during the moderate to advanced stages of dementia in a workshop this Friday, May 24.

Caregivers will practice effective and simplified communication techniques and learn to anticipate the person’s needs in order to reduce challenging behaviors. Topics include how to deliver care including bathing, oral care, preventing/cleaning up urinary accidents, assistance with lifting and walking, helping the person with dressing, feeding and nutrition among others.

The workshop will be hosted at Banner Simulation Center/Corporate, 525 W. Brown Road, in Mesa on Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Cost is $40 per person for BAI families and $60 per person for non-BAI families. Price includes continental breakfast, lunch, instruction, materials and skills lab.

Call (602) 839-6850 to register.

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