Dementia Friends Program

Dementia Friends Program

Decorah Public Library and WinnMed are partnering to host a one-hour informational session for community members about becoming a Dementia Friend. The program will be held at Decorah Public Library from 3:00-4:00 on Wednesday, March 13. Bridget White, Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant at WinnMed will introduce participants to the growing movement of people who are helping community members live with dementia.  

Dementia Friends is a global movement that is changing the way people think, act, and talk about dementia. Participants in this one-hour session will learn some basics of dementia, what it’s like to live with the disease, and some tips for communicating with people who have dementia. You can then turn your understanding into a practical action that can help someone with dementia living in your community. The action can be as big or as small as you choose – because every action counts! 

Bridget White has been working as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant at WinnMed in Decorah, for over 24 years. Bridget has extensive experience working with the older population in the areas of long-term care, home health, and dementia care. Bridget is committed to bringing more awareness to our community, with the goal of making our community more dementia friendly. 

For more information, please contact Zach Row-Heyveld at Decorah Public Library – zrow-heyveld@decorahlibrary.org or by calling 563.382.3717. 

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Date

Mar 13 2024
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Time

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location

Decorah Public Library Public Meeting Room
Lower Level

Organizer

Zach Row-Heyveld
Email
zrow-heyveld@decorahlibrary.org
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