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Azura of Oak Creek Dementia Series

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness and Family Caregivers Month. This month in particular helps bring to light the importance of Alzheimer’s awareness, education and support for those touched by this disease and the many who provide care to those affected. Azura Memory Care is proud to have worked with many exceptional partners throughout the year to provide free educational presentations to local family caregivers, healthcare professionals and the general public to help with this effort. 

This month, Azura of Oak Creek will be kicking-off its 3-Part Dementia Series welcoming two speakers from the dementia and elder care fields who will be sharing their insight on the disease, what to do when a diagnosis has been made and the new research initiatives happening right here in Wisconsin. 

Azura Memory Care of Oak Creek will be hosting all three events at the Oak Creek Public Library, located at 8040 S. 5th Street in Oak Creek, on  Thursday, November 29th, December 6th and December 13th from 6 to 7 p.m. Admission is free and attendees can come to any or all presentations. Refreshments will be provided and no reservations are required! Topics and speakers include:

Thursday, November 29th: Normal vs. Abnormal Aging

What is normal aging? If you can’t find your keys, it doesn’t necessarily mean you have dementia, but could it? Learn the difference and gain a better understanding of the natural process of aging and key components of the diagnosis of dementia.

  • Speaker: Dr. Piero Antuono, physician at the VA Medical Center, faculty of the University of Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center in Madison, professor of neurology and biophysics and the director of the Dementia Research Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Thursday, December 6th: Understanding a Dementia Diagnosis

After a diagnosis of dementia, it is hard to understand what to do next. This presentation will provide insight into the different types of dementia, provide tips for enhancing communication between you and your loved one and where to go for further assistance.

  • Speaker: Dinah C. LaCaze, MBA, APSW, MCDOA-EA Prevention Coordinator Chap 55, Marcia Coggs Center

Thursday, December 13th: Advances in Dementia

There are many new research initiatives happening in the world of dementia right here in Wisconsin. Learn what avenues are being discovered that may benefit those living with the disease and those at risk, including nutrition and exercise.

  • Speaker: Dr. Piero Antuono

For more information or assistance, contact Denise Jurecki, director of community relations for Azura of Oak Creek, at 262-220-3574. Download or print the event flyer here

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