The Wake Forest Renaissance Centre for the Arts is hosting a series of seminars through December designed to raise awareness about Alzeheimer’s disease and related dementias. Each event in the 2018 Understanding Dementia series will offer local residents the opportunity to learn about dozens of dementia-related programs, services, products and resources – all in one location.
The series continues this Sunday, July 15, from 2-4 p.m. with “Memory Café.” The event will take place inside the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St.
The “Memory Café” is a special opportunity for persons diagnosed with early stage memory loss and their care partner(s)/family to engage with peers in a relaxed, unstructured environment. Sponsored by the generous donations from the Family of Irma M. Adams and Carillon of Wake Forest, the café promotes social engagement and support through interaction with others experiencing similar lifestyle changes. Special entertainment will also be provided by Capital Transit Band.
Future workshops are scheduled on July 26 (Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters); Aug. 23 (Healthy Living for Your Brain & Body); Sept. 27 (Dementia Conversations); and Dec. 2 (Memory Café).
Each event is free, but registration is required as seating is limited. To view the entire schedule and pre-register, visit www.wakeforestnc.gov/dementia-awareness-education-series.aspx.
The Renaissance Centre is presenting the series in collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association of Eastern North Carolina and Wake Forest SING as part of an ongoing effort to establish Wake Forest as a dementia-friendly community.
For more information, contact Renaissance Centre Specialist Debra Horton at 919-435-9566 or [email protected].