Date: Wednesday, December 13, 2023
Starting Time: 6:00 PM
Location: The Gardens, 4310 Forest Hill Drive, Fairfax VA

Presentation will be in The Gathering Place

Complimentary refreshments will be provided throughout the evening hosted by The Gardens staff.

On December 13th, The Gardens will host the third of three events presented by the Alzheimer’s Association.  Presenting on December 13thth will be Sheila Griffith, Vice President of Programs and Services of the National Capital Area Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.

Sheila coordinates and provides education and outreach through the delivery of programs and coordination of services about Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementia in Montgomery County, Prince George’s County and Southern Maryland, Washington D.C. and Northern Virginia.

She is a licensed Nursing Home Administrator in Maryland and her background is in long-term care and senior housing, such as skilled nursing care, assisted living and group homes. Caring for those with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia and their caregivers has been her passion throughout her career.

December 13th – Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors

“Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways people living with dementia communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost.  However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage.

Join us to learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common triggers, and learn strategies to help manage some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease.”

RSVP: Please RSVP by Monday, December 11th to let us know how many will attend.

For more information or to reserve seats at this December 13th event, please contact Lainie Walsh at Seating is limited.

If you are showing signs or symptoms of illness, we kindly ask that you do not attend.