Boone, NC – November 5, 2018:  The Alzheimer’s Association – Western Carolina Chapter will be hosting “Best Care Practices for CNAs, LPNs and RNs” on Thursday, Nov. 29. The program will take place from 3:00-4:00 p.m. at the Lois E. Harrill Senior Center, located at 132 Poplar Grove Connector in Boone.

This hour-long workshop is geared for nurses, caregivers and staff caring for those living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Participants will receive information on: Alzheimer’s disease, communication techniques, activities of daily living techniques, behavior challenges, and activities.

There is no cost to attend, but registration is strongly suggested to ensure space for all attendees. To register, visit http://bit.ly/BestCareNov29. For questions or to register over the phone, call 1-800-272-3900.

“The daily activities and experiences for those living with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia should reflect their preferred lifestyle,” said Katherine L. Lambert, CEO of the Western Carolina Chapter. “Nurses, other staff and caregivers play a vital role in caring for those with this disease, which is why we are committed to providing them with helpful tools and resources that can improve quality of life.”

 

Additional Facts and Figures: (http://www.alz.org/facts/)

  • One in 10 people age 65 and older (10 percent) has Alzheimer’s dementia.
  • An estimated 5.7 million Americans, including 170,000 North Carolina residents, are living with Alzheimer’s, a number estimated to grow to as many as 16 million by year 2050.
  • Almost two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer’s are women.
  • African-Americans are about twice as likely to have Alzheimer’s or other dementias as older whites.
  • Hispanics are about one and one-half times as likely to have Alzheimer’s or other dementias as older whites.

About the Alzheimer’s Association:
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s.

About the Alzheimer’s Association – Western Carolina Chapter:
The Western Carolina Chapter provides patient and family services, information and referral, education, and advocacy in the 49 central and western North Carolina counties that serves over 110,000 people currently living with Alzheimer’s disease and their 330,000 caregivers in these counties. We provide a variety of services including a 24/7 Helpline, support groups, educational programs, and MedicAlert®. We offer opportunities to get involved and to make a difference. For more information about Alzheimer’s disease or the Alzheimer’s Association Western Carolina Chapter, visit www.alz.org/northcarolina or call (800) 272-3900. For the latest news and updates, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


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