2019 Dementia Awareness Education Series begins Feb. 28

The Wake Forest Renaissance Centre for the Arts will host seminars in February, April and June to raise awareness about Alzeheimer’s disease and related dementias. Each seminar in the 2019 Dementia Awareness Education Series will offer residents the opportunity to learn about dozens of dementia-related programs, services, products and resources – all in one location.

This year’s series gets underway Thursday, Feb. 28, at 9 a.m. with “Understanding Alzheimer’s & Dementia.” Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging. Join us to learn about the impact of Alzheimer's; the difference between Alzheimer's and dementia; stages and risk factors; current research and treatments available for some symptoms; and Alzheimer's Association resources.

Future workshops will be offered on Effective Communication Strategies (April 25) and Healthy Living for Your Brain & Body (June 27). The workshops are free, but pre-registration is required. To view the entire 2019 Dementia Awareness Education schedule and pre-register, visit www.wakeforestrencen.org/education/dementia-awareness-education.

The Renaissance Centre is presenting the series in collaboration with the Alzheimer's Association of Eastern North Carolina and Wake Forest SING as part of an ongoing effort to establish Wake Forest as a dementia-friendly community.

For more information, contact Renaissance Centre Specialist Debra Horton at 919-435-9566 or dhorton@wakeforestnc.gov.