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Explore the mystery of memory loss at JCC Dec. 7

Posted by Amanda Stonely  December 5, 2011 10:05 AM

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The following was submitted by the Jewish Community Center of the North Shore:

Millions of Americans suffer from memory loss and that number is expected to soar as Baby Boomers age. Now, you can have a chance to better understand what it’s really like to live with dementia and memory impairment when the Virtual Dementia Tour comes to the JCC of the North Shore on Wednesday, Dec. 7.  The training educates and sensitizes you to the physical and mental challenges that dementia patients live with every day.  You’ll also hear from experts Janice Glick, LICSW and June Davis of Aviv Centers for Living.

“This training will give caregivers a unique perspective into the world of the dementia patient. It is an essential and enlightening experience,” says Davis.

“I thought it was very worthwhile. I wish I had done it earlier,” says caregiver Florence Henderson of Salem who participated in the Dementia Tour at Aviv Centers for Living held earlier this fall. “After going through the Dementia Tour I have lots more patience.”

There will be two, one-hour sessions offered during the evening. Session one is from 6:30-7:30 and Session two runs from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Each session is limited, so register in advance by calling 781-631-8330.

This program is brought to you by the JCC of the North Shore, Aviv Centers for Living, Virtual Dementia Tour and Hospice of the North Shore and Greater Boston. The Virtual Dementia Tour is the beginning of an innovative new Wellness Series at the JCC. Look for details about upcoming events educating people about important health issues, including diabetes, heart disease and more.

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