Dementia Awareness Education Series continues Thursday with “10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s”

The Wake Forest Renaissance Centre is hosting a series of classes, workshops and other events to raise awareness about Alzeheimer’s disease and related dementias. Each session in the 2019-20 Dementia Awareness Education Series offers residents the opportunity to learn about dozens of dementia-related programs, services, products and resources – all in one location.

The series continues this Thursday, March 12, at 9 a.m. with “10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s.” Alzheimer's and other dementias cause memory, thinking and behavioral changes that interfere with daily living. Peggy Best, Director of Programs and Outreach for the Alzheimer’s Association of Eastern NC, will discuss common warning signs of Alzheimer's and what symptoms to look for in yourself and others. She will also share tips to approach someone who is experiencing changes in their memory, the benefit of early detection and diagnosis and more. 

The Dementia Awareness Education Series continues Thursday, April 23, at 6 p.m. with “Caring for Ourselves: Coping Strategies for Caregivers.” The workshop will take place in the Renaissance Centre Arts Annex

Each event in the series is free, but pre-registration is required at http://bit.ly/WFDementiaSeries.

The Renaissance Centre is presenting the program in collaboration with the Dementia Alliance of NC 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.