• Memory Loss Lunch and Learn

    Memory Loss Lunch and Learn

    Monday, August 26 from 11 am – 1 pm
    American State Bank, Hull

    Is your loved one forgetful? Do they suffer from memory impairment, dementia, Alzheimer’s, Lewy body dementia, or Parkinson disease? Are you overwhelmed
    as a caregiver and need more information?

    Join us for a free informative discussion and luncheon as we explain the different types of dementia, when you should seek treatment, and what options you have for more help. You will also learn about nutrition, eating, caregiving, and safety with memory loss.

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    GUEST SPEAKERS:

    Understanding Dementia
    By: Morgan Meissner, PA-C (Family Medicine Provider)
    Navigating memory loss can be difficult. We are here to help. The objectives for this topic include: when is the right time to seek help, how the diagnosis of dementia is made and how this is different from “normal aging”, a review of the various types of dementia, and dementia staging.

    Nutrition’s Impact on Life Satisfaction for Those with Dementia
    By: Danielle Nanke, RDN, LD (Dietitian)
    As loved ones age and develop memory deficits nutrition becomes fundamental for improved life satisfaction and general well-being. Learn what is recommended nutritionally as elders become less independent with their food choices and the ability to feed themselves.

    Functional Changes in Speaking, Chewing and Swallowing
    By: Patty Halse, SLP (Speech Therapist)
    Functional changes that proven strategies that work well in maintaining a conversation with those who experience memory loss and understanding the basics of chewing and swallowing to use safe swallow precautions during mealtime.

    My Past is Now My Future
    By: Andrew Geleynse, OTR (Occupational Therapist)
    How can caregivers help their loved ones living with dementia find meaning in their daily lives? This session will explore ideas and opportunities to help bring back a sense of purpose to the lives of those living with dementia.

    Hospice and Home Care Role with a Dementia Patient
    By: Amy Ross, LBSW (Social Worker) and Judy Breuer, RN (Hospice/Home Care Nurse)
    Exploring services of Hospice and Home Care for your loved one and support for the caregiver. Objectives include: how private pay services can help, utilizing hospice for end of life care, dealing with grief and loss as dementia progresses, and how to be a healthy caregiver.

    RSVP to 712.722.8414 or krystal.vanderpol@siouxcenterhealth.org by Thursday, August 22. Hurry! Lunch will be served, but seating is limited.

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