Alzheimer’s seminar February 15

Gary Hammond

SaddleBrooke Seniors and SaddleBrooke Health & Wellness are sponsoring a seminar series in early 2015. The second (of three) will be held on Wednesday, February 25 at 2:00 p.m. in the MountainView Ballroom West.

Morgen Hartford, Program Director of the Alzheimer’s Association, will speak on Caregiving and Stress Issues for Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive disease of the brain with no effective treatment or cure available. This disease does not just affect the person diagnosed, but can significantly impact those that care for them. This presentation will help these families learn ways to better care for themselves while they are caring for the person with dementia including skills and techniques to manage stress. As always, your questions will be welcome.

More information, including downloadable pamphlets from the Alzheimer’s Association website, can be found on the SaddleBrooke Seniors website at

Please be sure to mark your calendar for the remaining seminar in this series. On Tuesday, March 31 at 2:00 p.m. again in the MountainView Ballroom West, Sally Simpson, an Elder Law specialist at Simpson Law Office PLLC, will provide an Overview of Elder Law Issues in Arizona. This will be an informal presentation and your questions are welcome.

And in case you missed it, on Thursday, January 22 Kelly Raach, Regional Director of the Alzheimer’s Association, spoke on Wandering and Safety Issues for Alzheimer’s. This covered basic disease information on wandering, home safety and what the community can do to support neighbors living with Alzheimer’s. A video is available on the website at

Please pass the word to any friends and neighbors who may be interested in attending on Wednesday, February 25 or Tuesday, March 31. See you there!