Dementia Awareness Session

Christmount Assembly Black Mountain

Our next regularly scheduled program is this Thursday, May 19th.  This is an in-person luncheon meeting on the campus of Christmount Assembly at 11:45am. Given that May has been designated as Mental Health Awareness Month, we have scheduled an informative, topical, and most interesting program.  Kitty Hancock, Community Educator, with the Dementia Friendly WNC organization, will be in to discuss the prevalence of dementia in our community, how to recognize it, and how to communicate and interact with people experiencing dementia. Kitty, a volunteer, is a retired master’s prepared nurse educator who has spent a career teaching medical staff about…

Creating a Dementia Friendly Retirement Community

Pisgah Estates

Creating a Dementia Friendly Retirement Community Pisgah Estates August 2nd, 2022 10:00 to 12:00 People living with dementia often feel excluded from community life.  Residents of  Pisgah Estates want to create a dementia friendly community.  This challenge includes learning about the dementia and how it differs from normal aging.  What are the best strategies for communication and engagement?  How can residents best address the stigma and fear associated with dementia?   This is an interactive session, structured to learn from each other as well as the presenters from Dementia Friendly WNC.