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Alzheimer's Awareness: What can you do to prevent, understand, and treat dementia?

September 7, 2009
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Catherine Johnson, Licensed Psychologist, Associated Clinic of Psychology
Lori La Bey, Seniors Lifestyle Trends

Immanuel Lutheran Church
104 Snelling Avevenue South
St. Paul, MN 55105

Have you ever forgotten where you parked your car? Is it normal aging or an early sign of Alzheimer’s? Catherine Johnson will help us sort it out.

You will learn:

  • Characteristics of normal, healthy aging.
  • Lifestyle strategies to prevent cognitive decline.
  • How to detect signs and symptoms of dementia to support early diagnosis.
  • Ways to enhance the therapeutic response to dementia treatments.

As Lori struggled with her Mother's diagnosis, she experienced first hand the effects Alzheimer's can have on one's life. Through story telling, she will give you practical tips and techniques for dealing with dementia.  You will learn how to identify stress triggers, reduce combative behaviors, create remarkable moments, and diminish the turbulence as you walk through the maze of Alzheimer's disease.

Catherine Johnson is a licensed psychologist and licensed nursing home administrator currently providing psychological and consulting services to older-adults and health care providers through her work with the Associated Clinic of Psychology. Lori La Bey owns Alzheimer's Speaks and Senior Lifestyle Trends. Lori has over 30 years experience working with the senior market. She educates older adults, their families, and business professionals on quality of life issues and removing fear factors. Her goal is to increase awareness and independence for people of all ages to make the best possible dscisions in life so they may live with joy and compassion.

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