The social cost of memory loss

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 Social Challenges for those caring for a loved one with memory impairment on Thursday, Sept. 12 at 5:30 p.m.

The workshop will be held at the agency’s office at the Health and Wellness Center of Norwalk Hospital at 761 Main Avenue (Route 7) on the Norwalk/Wilton town line.

Social Challenges will be presented by social worker Kristin Carpenter. She will address difficulties in caring for a person who is afflicted with memory impairment and will offer guidance for those struggling to provide care at home.

“Caregivers can encounter socially complicated situations with friends in the community and extended family members in their efforts to cope with and care for a memory-impaired loved one,” said Ms. Carpenter. “In this workshop we will offer insights and discuss strategies for dealing with common social issues. We will also discuss planning for activities and dealing with visitors during the holiday season.”

The workshop is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

Information/registration: 203-762-8958.