It can be hard to cope when you or a loved one is diagnosed with dementia. In Kewaunee County, the ADRC of the Lakeshore is trying to offer the resources people need to face the disease. The ADRC of the Lakeshore is offering a course that educates people on the basics of dementia and then a course on what the progress of dementia looks like. Dementia Care Specialist Ariel Yang, says it’s common for people affected to avoid the topic of dementia, and some may even try finding humor in the situation to cope.
Yang also says that once a caregiver does take time to learn, they’re happy they did.
The October series is in person and the November series is virtual. Class sizes will be limited, but the ADRC doesn’t want that to stop you from showing interest by contacting them, as they’ll make a waitlist for future classes.