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Caring Ministries Presents
Understanding DementiaPresented byEsther CorcoranNorth Central RegionProgram DirectorAlzheimer’s AssociationConnecticut Chapter
A two-part series:Saturdays, March 10 & 24
The BasicsSaturday, March 1010:00 to 11:15 a.m.Keith Jones HallSubtitled Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s Disease, this educational program provides information on detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment, and much more. If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, it’s time to learn the facts.
Effective Communication StrategiesSaturday, March 2410:00 to 11:15 a.m.Keith Jones HallCommunication is more than just talking and listening—it’s also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions, and body language. As people with dementia progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect. Explore how communication takes place for those with dementia, learn to decode their verbal and behavioral messages, and identify strategies that help you connect in meaningful ways.
For details or to register:Contact Caring Ministriescare@firstchurch.org860.529.1575 x210First Church of Christ250 Main StreetWethersfield, CT 06109
Esther Corcoran holds an MS in Counseling from Central Connecticut State University, and a BS in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University. Professionally, she has spent her career educating others in the fields of higher education, financial issues, and career services.
She was unexpectedly thrust into the world of Alzheimer’s when her then 57-year-old husband, Mark, was diagnosed with atypical early onset of the disease. They found themselves facing many hurdles navigating the world of Alzheimer’s, compounded by age and work status. Esther joined the Alzheimer’s Association as Program Director to honor her husband and their joint commitment to fight this debilitating disease, and she will share her experiences and insights in these sessions.