RVNA program helps people face dementia

Ridgefield Visiting Nurse Association (RVNA) is organizing an in-depth educational presentation on Tuesday, Aug. 16, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., titled “Meeting the Dementia Challenge” at the Leir Retreat Center in Ridgefield.

The journey of dementia is filled with many twists and turns, but having a roadmap can make the path less scary. RVNA’s chief clinical officer and medical social worker, Natalie L. Farrar and Laura Switzer will present a comprehensive explanation and discussion on this often misunderstood diagnosis.

Participants will learn:

  • Symptoms and stages of dementia;

  • How to implement coping techniques early on;

  • When intervention and professional assistance is needed;

  • Insights to make the challenges more manageable.

The presentation is free and open to the public. Breakfast and lunch will be included. Attendees should RSVP to 203-438-5555 as there is limited seating. The Leir Retreat Center is at 224 Branchville Road, Ridgefield.