Dementia Film Series (Part 1)

Event details

  • Thursday | April 4, 2019
  • 6:00 pm

How to Communicate with Someone Who Has Alzheimer’s Disease or Related Dementia

 Are you a caregiver for a family member or a friend who has Alzheimer’s Disease or other dementia?  Or, are you simply interested in learning how to better communicate with someone who has Alzheimer’s Disease or other type of dementia?

The St. Christopher Respite Care Team is sponsoring a two-part film presentation at 6:00pm on Thursday, April 4 and Thursday, April 11 to support those who have family or friends with dementia.  The first presentation will be 60 minutes and focus on caring for someone with early to mid-stage Alzheimer’s Disease.  The second presentation will be 75 minutes and focus on mid to late-stage Alzheimer’s.  There is no need to attend the first presentation in order to attend the second presentation.

The films will define the disease and its effects.  They also teach communication techniques that can bring an improved quality of life to the person who has dementia and to family and friends. Please join us in the Parish Center for these practical, informative films.

Susan Rutter, Alzheimer’s & Dementia Specialist from Catholic Charities Aging Services, will introduce each film and will be available to address your questions. Handouts/resources will be available and refreshments will be served. If you have any questions, please contact Laura Zakrzewski at or 848-3483.