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Program at Point library for Alzheimer’s caregivers

“Understanding Dementia-Related Behaviors,” a program to help caregivers understand dementia-related behavior, will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 16, at the Gloucester Point branch of the Gloucester Public Library at York River Crossing in Hayes.

The program, which is open to the public free of charge, is designed to help caregivers decipher dementia-related behaviors and offer advice on how best to respond.

“During the middle stage of dementia, the person with the disease often starts to exhibit new behaviors that can be confusing for a caregiver. These behaviors are a form of communication and are essential to understanding the needs of the person with dementia,” a release from the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Richmond Chapter stated.

By the end of the session, attendees should be able to identify common triggers of behaviors associated with dementia; explain the process for assessing and identifying challenging behaviors,...

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