Free “Maximizing Safety for Persons with Dementia” Lunch n’ Learn Program Set for Friday, October 1

September 15, 2010

Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia and ensuring their safety at home can be a truly daunting task.  Floyd Memorial Hospital Home Healthcare and the Alzheimer’s Association of Southern Indiana and Kentucky have teamed up to lend a helping hand by offering a free Lunch n’ Learn program entitled “Maximizing Safety for Persons with Dementia” for family and caregivers.  The program will be held at the Hospital’s Paris Health Education Center on Friday, October 1 from Noon to 1:30 p.m.   

This informative seminar will be presented by qualified speakers from the Alzheimer’s Association, the Indiana State Police and Floyd Memorial Home Healthcare. The program’s goal is to help caregivers and loved ones of persons with memory loss understand safety concerns associated with caring for a person with dementia at home.  Topics discussed will include cooking, power tools, weapons, smoking, medications and driving safety, along with many others. A question and answer session will follow each presentation.

Pre-registration is required by calling 1-800-272-3900. Space is limited, so register early!