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Morning Pointe Foundation webinar to address aging and dementia

On Jan. 24, the Morning Pointe Foundation will stream a free webinar on the differences between dementia and normal aging.

The Caregiver Café seminar will start at 6:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

Guest speaker Cheryl Blanchard, LMSW, CCM, is a certified dementia care specialist and Middle Tennessee regional director with Alzheimer’s Tennessee. She will share on “Is Dad Just Confused, or is this Dementia?”

Blanchard will explain the differences between the normal cognitive decline of aging and dementia, such as Alzheimer’s disease. She will also address steps to take if you are concerned a loved one has dementia.

“We’re also going to give tips for how to manage some of the behaviors that come with Alzheimer’s,” Blanchard said. “Many of our responses are what we’ve always done, but some of the responses to the behaviors of Alzheimer’s are actually counterintuitive. Sometimes it’s actually the opposite of what you might think to do.”

To register, go to morningpointe.com/caregivercafe.

Morning Pointe offers free Caregiver Cafés bimonthly. The wellness webinars connect experts on senior living and care with those experiencing the physical and mental effects of aging, or their families and loved ones.

The Morning Pointe Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Morning Pointe Senior Living, founded by Tennessee-based senior healthcare entrepreneurs Greg A. Vital and J. Franklin Farrow. The 501(c)3 nonprofit public service organization was created in 2014 to provide caregiver support programs, sponsor educational awareness events, and fund clinical scholarships to advance the care of seniors throughout the Southeast.

Founded in 1997 by Tennessee healthcare entrepreneurs Greg Vital and Franklin Farrow, Morning Pointe Senior Living owns and operates 37 senior living, personal care and Alzheimer’s memory care communities in five southeastern states.

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