Cutting through dementia

It can be enormously challenging to care for a person with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias. Wilton’s Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County will present a workshop called Interpersonal Challenges for those caring for a loved one with memory impairment on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 5:30 p.m.

The workshop will be held at the offices of Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County in Suite 114 at the Health and Wellness Center at i.park at 761 Main Avenue (Route 7) on the Norwalk/Wilton town line.

Social worker Jessica Lewis will discuss the relational difficulties involved in caring for a person who is afflicted with memory impairment and will offer practical guidance for those struggling to navigate an interpersonal relationship with a loved one who is ill.

“Family members and caregivers can encounter complicated, and sometimes embarrassing, situations in their efforts to relate to and care for a memory-impaired loved one,” said Ms. Lewis. “In this workshop we will offer insights and discuss strategies for dealing with interpersonal issues without judgment or shame.”

The workshop is free-of-charge and open to the public but registration is required. Information: 203-762-8958.