Presentations on realities of dementia

Libraries, community centers and senior apartments will be the sites of free programs in January and February on treatment, preventative care and other information regarding dementia.
The presentations, titled “Dementia: Setting the Record Straight,” will be made by Linda McCone from the Pierce County Long-term Care Ombudsman Program. They will highlight the facts and some of the fiction surrounding dementia. Topics will include symptoms of the condition, treatment options, alternative treatment, and preventative measures, as well as resources for the individual, family and care partners.
The program schedule includes:
• Jan. 12 at 5 p.m. at Steilacoom Public Library, 2950 Steilacoom Blvd.
• Jan. 14 at 2 p.m. at the Spanaway-Parkland branch of Pierce County Library System, 13718 Pacific Ave. S.
• Jan. 26 at 1 p.m. at Kincade Court Apartments , 6210 Parker Road E. in Sumner.
• Feb. 6 at 11 a.m. at Sumner Senior Center, 15506 62nd St. Ct. E.
• Feb. 20 at 12:30 p.m. at Eatonville Community Center, 305 W. Center St.
The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is an advocate for residents of nursing homes, adult family homes, and assisted-living facilities, including residents’ rights guaranteed under federal and state laws and regulations.
More information about the presentations or other issues related to long-term care is available at 253-798-3789.