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“How Dementia Changes Things” Presentation at People Inc. Seniors Unlimited

Leilani Pelletier, executive director, Alzheimer’s Association, WNY Chapter, presents tips

 

Forgetting is frustrating, whether it is your keys or your friend’s birthday. What if you could not remember where you live or did not know your daughter’s name or remember your husband? Forgetting is frustrating, but Alzheimer’s or dementia is devastating. More than five million Americans are living with the disease.

 

There is an opportunity for caregivers and professionals to come together at the “How Dementia Changes Things” presentation on Monday, May 6, at 6:30 p.m. at People Inc. Seniors Unlimited, 2635 Delaware Avenue in Buffalo. Learn from one of the area’s leading experts, Leilani Pelletier, executive director of the Alzheimer’s Association, Western New York Chapter.

 

The presentation will include the difference between Alzheimer’s, dementia and senility; how dementia impacts personality and tips to manage daily changes. There will be an opportunity to meet People Inc. Seniors Unlimited staff and tour the new location.

 

Pelletier has worked in the field of dementia care and geriatrics for over 20 years. For the last four years, she has directed the Alzheimer’s Association, WNY Chapter after serving eight years as the chapter’s program director; overseeing all the care and services the chapter provides to well over 15,000 families per year. Pelletier blends practical, everyday information with humor and tips for success into each presentation.

 

People Inc.’s Seniors Unlimited is a unique social day program created to meet the needs of individuals with dementia or memory loss which may be caused by Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease, strokes, heart disease, or any other illness. The program provides caregivers with a break while offering each participant socialization and stimulation in a safe environment to help maintain a better quality of life.

 

Loved ones can attend the “How Dementia Changes Things” presentation as care will be provided by trained staff. To attend, call 716-768-2371. RSVP needed for respite care.

 

People Inc. is a not-for-profit health and human services agency providing programs and services to more than 10,000 people with special needs, their families, and seniors throughout Western New York. Since 1971, People Inc. has assisted individuals to achieve greater degrees of independence and productivity.

 

 

1219 North Forest Road | P.O. Box 9033 | Williamsville, New York 14231
Phone: 716.817.7400 | Toll Free NY 1.888.7PEOPLE | Fax: 716.634.3889

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