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Atrium invites public to seminar on Alzheimer's patients

AGAWAM - The public is invited to "Entering Their World, Their Reality: How Would I Feel? A Look Inside the World of Alzheimer's." Breakfast will be served at 8:30 a.m., followed by the presentation at 9 a.m., on Aug. 14 at The Atrium at Cardinal Drive senior living community. The community is located at 153 Cardinal Dr.
Mal Allard, nurse and Alzheimer's consultant, will present the seminar, which offers 1.0 CEU's to nurses. She will discuss how to cope with the daily challenges of caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease by "entering their world."
Attendees will also learn:
• How people with Alzheimer's and dementia may feel or think within their disease process
• Why people with Alzheimer's no longer live or communicate in the "real world"
• How to address emotions of dementia in promoting positive communication and interactions.
The program is free and open to the public. Please reserve a seat by Aug. 11 by calling 821-9911.
The Atrium at Cardinal Drive is the only assisted living community in Western Massachusetts dedicated exclusively to providing specialized care for those with Alzheimer's disease and other memory impairments.