It can be enormously challenging to communicate with and care for a person with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias. Wilton’s Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County will present a workshop called Maintaining Dignity for those caring for a loved one with memory impairment on Thursday, February 7 at 5:30
The workshop will be at the offices of Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County at the Health and Wellness Center of Norwalk Hospital at 761 Main Avenue (Route 7) on the Norwalk/Wilton town line.
Maintaining Dignity will be presented by Dawn Pelazza, RN. Ms. Pelazza is a dementia educator for the Alzheimer’s Association Education Conference and a nurse with Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County. She will discuss the many challenges involved in caring for a person afflicted with memory impairment and will offer guidance for those struggling to provide care at home. This workshop will offer insights and the opportunity to discuss ways to maintain dignity for both the caregiver and the memory-impaired adult.
“Understanding who the memory-impaired individual was prior to their illness and using that knowledge to make decisions about their care and their routine is just one way to maintain dignity,” said Ms. Pelazza. “In this workshop we will also discuss when to use therapeutic fibbing.”
The workshop is free and open to the public but registration is required. For information, or to register, call 203-762-8958.