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.