Archive for Thursday, May 18, 2006

Adults with dementia focus of workshop

May 18, 2006


Area seniors and their families can attend a free workshop "Caring for an Older Adult with Dementia" Saturday in Topeka.

The Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging that serves Douglas, Jefferson and Shawnee counties and the Shawnee County Public Library will sponsor the workshop from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the library, 1515 S.W. 10th Ave. in Topeka.

Topics will include how to cope with dementia by psychologist Roy Nelson of the Topeka Veterans Affairs Medical Center; choosing a nursing home by social worker Gary Robertson of Lawrence Memorial Hospital; and the resources of the area aging agency by Brandon Smith-Ziph.


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