Alzheimer’s and other dementias cause changes in memory, thinking and behavior that interfere with daily life.  Join us to learn about 10 common warning signs and what to watch for in yourself and others.  This one-hour program covers typical age-related changes, common warning signs of Alzheimer’s, how to approach someone about memory concerns, early detection, the benefits of a diagnosis and the diagnostic process, and Alzheimer’s Association resources.  Brandi Schneider, Director of Aging Services and Administration at the UAMS/Schmieding Center will present a program on understanding the difference between age-related memory loss and Alzheimer’s, plus what to do if you or someone you know has signs of the disease.  Attendees will also view video footage of real people who are living with the early stages of dementia and their families addressing fears and myths associated with Alzheimer’s disease.

Brandi received her Bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in gerontology from Kansas State University in 1996 and received her master’s degree in social work with an emphasis on gerontological administration from the University of Kansas in 1999.  She has worked in a variety of geriatric settings, including nursing homes, in-patient geriatric psychiatry, home health, adult day services, and caregiver education.  Brandi currently works at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/Schmieding Center for Senior Education as the Director of Aging Services and Administration. In her role there, she offers individualized education and support to older adults and their families, as well as group support and community education.  She is involved in program development and community collaboration efforts.

 

Walker Community Room
This program is free and open to the public.
No registration required.