The Columbus Community Center is proud to announce two upcoming programs aimed at detecting and learning about dementia.
Free Memory Screening - Monday, May 22, 10:00am - 1:00 pm; register in advance by calling 608-742-9233. This event is free and open to all residents of Columbia County. Registration is required. A Memory Screen is a wellness tool that helps identify possible changes in memory and cognition; it creates a baseline to track changes in memory over time. Screening for dementia, much like screening for other diseases or chronic conditions is a good way to detect the changes that can be signs of the onset of disease or other changes in cognition. Early detection is important to help you stay in control of your life.
Dementia Live - Wednesday, May 31, 1pm or 2pm sessions; register in advance by calling 920-623-5918. Alzheimer's disease impacts more than 5.8 million families nationwide, according to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America. Although it can pose difficulties, a fairly new program aims to show caregivers and family members what it's like to live with it. Dementia Live, an AGE-u-cate Training Institute program, presented by the ADRC of Dodge County, simulates living with dementia so the participant has a deeper understanding of experiencing the disease and sensory loss, which can help to care for and communicate with loved ones better.