SIERRA VISTA, Ariz., March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- How can caregivers recognize the difference between normal age-related memory lapses and memory loss related to dementia? Prestige Assisted Living at Sierra Vista will host an educational speaker series that offers insight into memory care issues, beginning in March.
The series will continue on Tuesday, March 22, with David Troxel who will share the latest information on how people living with dementia can continue to live meaningful lives. On March 23, Prestige will welcome him back for a pancake breakfast where he will be available to answer questions about his work and sign copies of his book, A Dignified Life.
"Each of these speakers is involved in some groundbreaking memory care research, and we are so pleased to welcome them to our community," said Lezlee Magness, executive director at Prestige Assisted Living at Sierra Vista. "We are committed to providing quality care from a compassionate heart at Prestige, and this series will provide great tools for anyone dedicated to giving the best care to those struggling with memory loss issues."
On Tuesday, April 26, educator and key speaker Heather McKay will join Prestige to present "Dementia Care for America's Heroes," a training session designed to honor our heroes by enhancing caregivers' understanding of dementia. Participants will learn practical skills and strategies to enable them to provide the highest quality care to dementia patients.
Prestige's Education and Empowerment Series will conclude on Wednesday, May 18, with Marty Richards' seminar "The Importance of Rituals and Traditions for People Living with Dementia." Richards is the author of Caresharing: A Reciprocal Approach to Caregiving and Care Receiving, and her seminars inspire participants with words of wisdom about caring for a person with dementia.
The Alzheimer's and Dementia Education and Empowerment Series at Prestige Assisted Living at Sierra Vista aims to help family members and professional providers learn to support and to care for those with memory loss diseases. The public is encouraged to attend, and all presentations at Sierra Vista are free and include refreshments. Please call David Walker at (520) 452-1402 for reservations.
About Prestige Assisted Living at Sierra Vista
Located in Sierra Vista, Ariz., Prestige Assisted Living at Sierra Vista is part of a family of senior living communities operated through a philosophy of caring. With more than 50 communities located throughout the U.S., Prestige Senior Living is based on a core value system of respect, integrity, commitment and trust that serves as the bedrock of every Prestige Care and Prestige Senior Living community. For more information on Prestige Senior Living, visit their Web site at www.prestigecare.com.
SOURCE Prestige Care