Communicating with People with Dementia

Our Congregational Care ministry invites the community to a special event, "Communicating with People with Dementia," from 1 to 2:30 pm Wednessday, Jan. 17, in the Vaughn Conference Room, located beneath the church sanctuary.

Communication is more than just talking and listening – it is also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language. As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect.

Join us as Karen Owens, Education and Family Services Manager with the Alzheimer's Association Western Carolina Chapter, instructs how to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and shares strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.

Register with Maggie Turner, 336-478-4724 or