DEMENTIA’S IMPACT ON PATIENTS AND FAMILIES
TOWNSHEND -- When an elder in the family begins to show frequent signs of forgetfulness, other family members naturally begin to worry. Is it Alzheimer’s, or is it something else?
If you’re wondering about the causes and symptoms of Alzheimer’s, you’ll gain helpful information by attending a talk presented by Dr. Robert Backus, who is Board Certified in Family Practice & Geriatrics and a medical staff member at Grace Cottage Hospital in Townshend.
Alzheimer’s is just one type of dementia; there are several. Each type has somewhat different causes and symptoms. Dr. Backus will help his audience understand these differences during his Wednesday, Oct. 24, presentation, which will be held from 5:00-6:30 PM in the Holt Conference Room of the Grace Cottage Community Wellness Center.
The more caregivers know about the signs and common progression of the various types of dementia, the better prepared they can be to care for their loved ones and, in the process, themselves. Dr. Backus will explain the various causes and effects of dementia, and he will offer information about resources and treatments that can help the whole family cope.
Grace Cottage Hospital’s Community Wellness Center is located at 133 Grafton Rd. (Rte. 35), in Townshend.
To register for this free program, call 802-365-3649.