Dementia Awareness Education Series

The Wake Forest Renaissance Centre is hosting several upcoming events designed to educate area residents about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Each event is designed to offer local families the opportunity to learn about dozens of dementia-related programs, services, products, and resources – all in one location.

The Renaissance Centre is presenting these sessions in collaboration with the Alzheimer's Association Eastern NC Chapter and Wake Forest SING as part of our commitment towards being a dementia-friendly community.


Education Series

The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia & Alzheimer’s Disease
Thursday, July 20; 9:30 - 11  am

Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias are not a normal part of aging. The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease is a workshop for anyone who would like to know more about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. The workshop is free, but pre-registration is required.


Effective Communication Strategies
Thursday, Aug. 17; 9:30 - 11  am

This workshop will offer tips on how to have honest and caring conversations with family members about deciding when to stop driving, going to the doctor and making legal and financial decisions. The workshop is free, but pre-registration is required.


Understanding & Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors
Thursday, Sept. 21; 9:30 - 11 am

Behavior is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost; however, some behaviors can present challenges for caregivers to manage. Join us to learn to decode behaviors, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease. The workshop is free, but pre-registration is required.


Movie Screening - "Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me"
Thursday, Oct. 19; 5-7:30 pm
Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St.

Join us for an evening of refreshments, information, and learning from the experts in the field of dementia research and care.

Registration will begin at 5 pm, followed by a presentation by Bob Ringham, author of "20 Minutes from Home." 

The evening will conclude with a special screening of the film Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me. Musician Glen Campbell begins a farewell tour after he is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Campbell and his family navigate the unpredictable nature of the disease through love, laughter and music. The critically acclaimed film earned nominations for the Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Documentary Feature and Satellite Award for Best Documentary Film.

This event is designed for anyone with an interest in learning more about Alzheimer's Disease.

The program and refreshments are free, but registration is required. Seating is limited to the first 300 people to pre-register.

Presented by the Alzheimer's Association Eastern NC Chapter, The Wake Forest SING and the Town of Wake Forest as part of our commitment to be a dementia friendly community.For more information, contact Renaissance Centre Specialist Debra Horton at 919-435-9566.


Know Before You Go

  • Each workshop is free, but pre-registration is required.

  • Each session will feature a different speaker and include professional vendors that specialize in providing assistance to family members of people with dementia.

  • Presented by the Alzheimer's Association of Eastern North Carolina and the Senior Information & Networking Group (SING) of Wake Forest, these workshops are designed to offer local families the opportunity to learn about dozens of programs, services, products and resources – all in one location.

  • For more information, contact the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre at 919-435-9458.


Pre-Register

Each workshop is free, but anyone planning to attend is urged to complete and submit the form below.