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March 10, 2006

Dementia Expert Presents March 30 Workshop for Caregivers

OSWEGO – Do you know someone who has dementia?

Deborah Scholes, an educator and trainer who specializes in Alzheimer’s disease, will present a workshop for caregivers from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, March 30, at Bishop’s Commons at St. Luke’s, 4 Burkle St., Oswego.

Scholes will talk about the characteristics of dementia, what to expect as the disease progresses, care-giving techniques for daily living, and communication and behavior. She is executive director of Creative Solutions to Elder Care, a resources and consulting service in northern New York. Scholes previously served as northern outreach coordinator for the Alzheimer’s Association of Central New York and has trained human service agencies throughout New York State on Alzheimer’s disease.

To register, contact the Oswego County Office for the Aging, phone 349-3578 or 1-800-596-3200, ext. 3578, before March 20.

The event is sponsored by Bishop’s Commons, Families with Attention Deficit Disorder (FADD), Oswego County Office for the Aging (OFA), Parents of Special Children and The Manor at Seneca Hill.

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