For Family Caregivers – Trailside Senior Center

It’s Not Alzheimer’s, It’s MCI: What to Expect, How to Help

Wednesday, March 14, 1:00-3:00pm, Trailside Center, 4700 Dublin Ave in Midland

For up to one in five Americans over age 65, getting older brings memory and thinking problems- along with the embarrassment of not being as “sharp” as they once were, and the worry that it will get much worse. They might just call it “getting older.” But officially, when memory or cognitive problems don’t interfere significantly with daily living, doctors call it mild cognitive impairment, or MCI. Learn how to identify signs and symptoms of MCI, the best approach in working with physicians and what the diagnostic process can look like. Discover how to help a loved one live well with these changes and get the most current research recommendations. Erin Wallace, Program Manager for Seasons Adult Day Heath Services and creator/facilitator of the Dublin Club, will explain the challenging details of MCI in an easy format to understand and provide practical tips and referral resources. For all caregiver classes, if you are caring for another person and are not previously registered with Senior Services as a caregiver, please plan for a few extra minutes on the phone for registration or to arrive 15 minutes early to fill out a brief form. Call 633-3700 to register.  We regret to inform you that we are unable to accommodate professional and/or paid caregivers at this event. Respite scholarships may be available. If requesting respite care, notify when registering.