Alzheimer’s Association Effective Communication Strategies & Art Activities
Communication is more than just talking and listening – it’s also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language. As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect. Join us to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease. The Effective Communication Strategies program of the Alzheimer’s Association was designed to provide practical information and resources to help dementia caregivers learn to decode verbal and behavioral messages from people with dementia.
Learn how art can stimulate creativity through Art Express, an evidence-based program designed for persons experiencing memory loss or dementia. Administered by the Dale and Deborah Smith Center for Alzheimer’s Research and Treatment at SIU Medicine, Art Express is free, and provides social interaction and cognitive stimulation for those with Alzheimer’s and their caregiver.
The program will conclude with a live special question and answer session.
Register on Eventbrite or call x 410.