Alzheimer's Series at the Library
The Central New York Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association has put together four programs about this disease. Presentations will happen at all of the NOPL libraries, according to the following schedule:
#1: The Basics of Alzheimer 's disease and Dementia
Friday April 22, 1 to 2 p.m.; NOPL at North Syracuse
The "basics" program is designed to provide you with the basic information that everyone needs to know about memory loss issues and what they mean for all of us. NOPL at North Syracuse, 100 Trolley Barn Rd. Registration requested, call 458-6184.
#2 Know the Ten Signs: Early Detection Matters
Friday May 6, 1 to 2 p.m.; NOPL at Cicero
This workshop provides attendees with information about the difference between normal aging and Alzheimer's disease, the benefits of early detection, as well as tips to follow up on any concerns that attendees may have about themselves or someone they care about. NOPL at Cicero, 8686 Knowledge Lane. Registration requested, call 699-2032.
#3 Tips for Caregivers
Friday May 20, 1 to 2 p.m.; NOPL at Brewerton
"Caregiver Tips" addresses the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of care, including balancing your health needs with your loved one's, coping mechanisms, planning activities at home and community resources. NOPL at Brewerton, 5437 Library St. Registration requested, call 676-7484.
#4 Maintain your Brain
Friday June 3, 1 to 2 p.m.; NOPL at North Syracuse
There is a lot you can do to help keep your brain healthier as you age. These steps might also reduce your risk of Alzheimer's disease or other dementia. Learn about Alzheimer's and ways to keep your mind sharp, including challenging your mind with puzzles and other activities, engaging in social interactions, adopting a brain-healthy diet, and remaining physically active. NOPL at North Syracuse, 100 Trolley Barn Lane. Registration requested, call 458-6184.