Alzheimer’s seminar set for January 22

Gary Hammond

SaddleBrooke Seniors and SaddleBrooke Health and Wellness will sponsor a seminar series in early 2015. The first (of three) will be held on Thursday, January 22 at 2:00 p.m. in the MountainView Ballroom West.

Kelly Raach, Regional Director of the Alzheimer’s Association, will speak on Wandering and Safety Issues for Alzheimer’s. The Alzheimer’s disease epidemic continues to grow. It’s critical to be prepared to face it in your family and in your community. People with Alzheimer’s or another dementia can unknowingly put themselves and others in dangerous situations. Understanding the disease and key responses are a critical piece of the solution. This presentation will cover basic disease information, wandering, home safety and what the community can do to support neighbors living with Alzheimer’s.

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 calendars for the remaining two seminars in this series. 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 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.

And 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.

Please pass the word to any friends and neighbors who may be interested in attending. See you there!