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Staying Engaged After A Dementia Diagnosis
Updated September 1, 2017 7:49 AM | Filed under: Health
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(BEDFORD) - After a person is diagnosed with dementia they need support, but it can be easy to fall into a habit of withdrawing from being social.

Learn tips on staying engaged with fellow caregivers, people living with dementia and community members at the upcoming free Caregiver University session from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Sept. 6, at the Bedford Public Library, 1323 K St, Bedford.

The Alzheimer's Resource Service, a service of IU Health Community Health Bloomington, offers Caregiver University sessions at no cost. Call (812)353-9299 to register.

The last two Caregiver University sessions for 2017 in Lawrence County will cover:

Staying Engaged in Community After a Dementia Diagnosis | 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., Sept. 6

This workshop discusses the peril of social withdrawal and helps those who have had a diagnosis or are supporting a loved one with a diagnosis learn strategies for staying connected to others, community and the world.

Enhancing Communication Within the Family | 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., Nov. 1

Sometimes providing support for your loved one is not the most stressful part of caregiving. Even the most motivated and well-meaning families have conflict at one time or another. Join us to build skill in increasing positive communication within the family.

Call the Alzheimer's Resource Service for more information at (812) 353-9299.

Indiana University Health Bloomington has provided leading care to south central Indiana for more than 105 years. As a not-for- profit organization, IU Health Bloomington serves a patient base of more than 415,000 people in 10 south central Indiana counties. It holds Magnet designation as well as Primary Stroke Center certification, is an accredited Chest Pain Center and received approval with commendation from the Commission on Cancer. To learn more about IU Health Bloomington, visit iuhealth.org/bloomington or call (812) 353-5252.

As the only nationally recognized healthcare system in Indiana, Indiana University Health is dedicated to providing a unified standard of preeminent care. A unique partnership with Indiana University School of Medicine - one of the nation's leading medical schools - and the depth of experience from the most complete network of highly skilled specialty and primary care physicians, gives IU Health unparalleled strength in delivering assurance to patients. Discover the strength at iuhealth.org.



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