Understanding Alzheimer's

Do you have a loved one suffering from Alzheimer’s or do you want to know more about this disease? Consider joining us for a book discussion of Learning to Speak Alzheimer’s: A Groundbreaking Approach for Everyone Dealing with the Disease by Joanne Koenig Coste. Discussion will be led by Jeanine Knapp, Family Support Specialist with Lutheran Social Services. We’ll meet here in Lower Level Meeting Room D from 4:00-5:00 pm on Thursday, November 15th. The program is free.

Joanne Coste offers practical advice throughout her book. Did you know you should not ask an Alzheimer’s patient open-ended questions? For example, instead of asking if the patient would like a cup of coffee, simply say, let’s have a cup of coffee. That avoids confusion. Coste advises caregivers to pay close attention to what the memory-impaired person sees, hears, smells and touches in a world that is becoming increasingly less familiar. Want to learn more? Reserve a copy of the book via Infosoup and attend our book discussion. See you there!

Elizabeth Eisen, Adult Programming Librarian, Appleton Public Library

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