The community is invited to attend the “Communications in Dementia” workshop set to be held by Oakmont of Santa Clarita staff next week with an aim of helping families continue to build their relationships with loved ones suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.
Hosted in partnership with Alzheimer’s Los Angeles, the educational presentation is slated for Thursday, Feb. 21 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Oakmont of Santa Clarita.
“It’s a seminar or a workshop to educate people on how to connect with their loved ones going through that journey of Alzheimer’s disease,” said Oakmont’s Mary Dembkowski.
It can be a frustrating situation when a family member isn’t understood by their loved one, or if they can’t understand their loved one, according to Dembkowski.
This common hurdle is set to be addressed at the workshop by helping attendees learn techniques on ways to react and communicate with their loved one so they can grow their relationship in spite of the Alzheimer’s disease.
“This is such a difficult journey,” said Dembkowski. “Another positive aspect of (the workshop) … is to be with others that are going through a similar experience. I think unless you’ve gone through it personally, it’s hard to relate.”
“To be able to bring people together to learn techniques to better deal with the disease,” Dembkowski continued, “that’s a priority for us.” To find out more about the workshop, call Oakmont of Santa Clarita at (661) 347-0051.