Alzheimer’s Services announces upcoming educational events for caregivers

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Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area will host educational programs for the caregivers of people living with Alzheimer’s Disease, dementia and other memory-related impairments this month.

The goal of the organization’s educational events is to help caregivers navigate the disease process and help improve their loved one’s quality of life.

The first event Alzheimer’s Services is hosting this month is a Lunch-N-Learn, which will explore the topic of family genetics and risk factors. The event will be on Wednesday from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at Alzheimer Service’s Baton Rouge location at 3772 N. Blvd.

The second Lunch-N-Learn will take place Thursday at St. Joseph the Worker Church, located at 3304 La. Hwy 70 in Pierre Part. Its focus is “Activities for Alzheimer’s,” and registration is required. Register for this event by emailing programs@alzbr.org or by calling (225) 334-7494.

Next up is “Memory Bootcamp,” a new program that provides additional support to those with mild dementia and to their caregivers.

Bootcamp sessions are designed to provide strength, support and encouragement in a nonjudgmental atmosphere, and they are fitting for people who have been recently diagnosed, according to Alzheimer’s Services Public Relations Coordinator Stephanie Hull Cook.

There will be six bootcamp sessions held every other week beginning Jan. 22. All sessions will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. To register, email serve2@alzbr.org or call (225) 334-7494.

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