Free Program Helps Kids Cope With Loved Ones With Alzheimer’s Disease

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A free program is now helping kids cope with loved ones that have Alzheimer’s Disease or Dementia. 

The UAMS Schmieding Center for Senior Health and Education is offering the class for children and teenagers who are being impacted by having people in their lives with the disease. 

The goal is to build empathy, reduced fear, and help youth effectively transition into the new reality of a loved one with Alzheimer’s Disease. 

“They are learning about communication and validation techniques so those are ways to work with people with dementia and also doing some hands-on activities to teach them what the brain looks like to give them an insight into how someone with dementia might hear certain words or what the world might look like to them,” Director of Aging Services Brandi Schneider, said. 

To learn how you can become involved, click here

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