ADRC, Inc. To Host “Working Together — Partnering With the Person with

 
 
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April 25, 2014 - PRLog -- Who:          Mary Ann Malack-Ragona, Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer, Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center, Inc.

         Melanie Bunn, RN, Alzheimer’s Training Consultant, Alzheimer’s North Carolina, Inc.
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What:          Melanie Bunn, RN will speak on the topic “Working Together—Partnering With the Person with Dementia” as part of Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center’s (ADRC) speaker series. This session will focus on obstacles many people face while interacting with an individual who battles dementia.

Ms. Bunn will describe interaction patterns that interfere with developing a working relationship together, introduce communication and other approaches to help you connect with the individual who is struggling with the disease, and identify strategies to help you develop a partnership with the person throughout the progression of the disease.

When:          Monday, April 28
         6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Where:          Winthrop University Hospital’s Dr. Martin Spatz Conference Center

259 First Street

Mineola, NY

Directions:
     LIE to Exit 37 South (Willis Avenue). Take Willis Avenue South, then turn right onto Second Street. Proceed to hospital. Visitor parking is on Third Avenue. Main entrance is on First Street.

Photo Ops:      Ms. Malack-Ragona speaking about the importance of more caregiver assistance. Ms. Bunn offering coping strategies to those caring for someone with dementia. Local families and caregivers listening to Ms. Bunn.

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Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center, Inc. (http://www.adrcinc.org/) — which is headquartered in Bay Shore and has a satellite office in Southampton — is the only local Alzheimer’s Disease advocacy and educational facility whose mission is to provide hands-on support and services to families on Long Island and the New York metropolitan area. ADRC works with family members, health care professionals and researchers to ensure quality health care and support to those impacted by Alzheimer’s Disease through care and consultation, information and referral, training, support groups, and caregiver safety products.

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