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Virtual Lunch ‘n’ Learn: “Dementia: What It Is and What It is Not”

August 2, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

While we have come a long way in increasing awareness of dementia there is very little understanding of what that actually means. Dementia is often used interchangeable with diseases like Alzheimer’s and vascular dementia however, there are other conditions that can cause the symptoms of dementia that with proper diagnosis and treatment may be managed and even reversed. This program will discuss the meaning of the term dementia as well as the causes. We will identify the steps to getting an accurate diagnosis as well as things we can do to promote healthy aging.

Amy has worked exclusively in the field of Alzheimer’s and related dementia disorders for the past 30 years. Her experience ranges from Adult Day Care and Home Health to working as the original Activity Director in the very first dementia specific assisted living in the country and later as Executive Director opening a building in West Orange NJ. Ms. Matthews also worked for the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater New Jersey Chapter for 14 years providing both professional and community education and training. Amy currently specializes in professional training and community education. She also provides consulting with professionals and families on best practices and helping them create a plan of care for the future. Amy was also a caregiver for her Grandmother who had Vascular Dementia and considers this her greatest experience in terms of understanding how these diseases affect families and how families reach out and interact with professionals.

This session will be held live over Zoom. Please register with the Chester Library (click here) so we can send you a link to attend. PLEASE NOTE: The link to attend will be emailed to you at least 24 hours in advance. If you have not received it by then, please check your spam folder. If it is not there, please email donnella.tilery@chesterlib.org so it can be resent. 

Zoom is free, and you can access it on any iPhone, Android, tablet, or iPad. If you are new to Zoom – try it out here before the session. Simply click the test Zoom link to see how easy it is to see and hear a presentation right from your home: https://zoom.us/test




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