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

Living with Alzheimer's - For Younger Onset
Thursday, April 26; 9:30-11:30 am

When someone under 65 is diagnosed with younger-onset Alzheimer’s, the first reaction is often shock or denial. Join us for a workshop that will help to provide answers to the questions that arise for people concerned about younger-onset Alzheimer’s. Hear from those directly affected and learn what you need to know, how to plan and what you can do to ease the impact throughout the course of the disease. *Limited seating is available for this workshop. The workshop is free, but pre-registration is required.
 

Memory Café
Sunday, July 15; 2-4 pm

Special opportunities for persons diagnosed with early stage memory loss and their care partner(s)/family to engage with peers in a relaxed, unstructured environment.  The café atmosphere promotes social engagement and support through interaction with others experiencing similar lifestyle changes.  Sponsored by generous donations from the Family of Irma M. Adams and Carillon of Wake Forest. Special entertainment by Capital Transit Band.  * Limited seating is available for this performance. The performance is free, but pre-registration is required.


Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters
Thursday, July 26; 9:30-11 am

The warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease are often dismissed as normal aging. If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes, it’s time to learn the facts. Hear from people who have the disease and learn how to recognize the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer's in yourself and others. The workshop is free, but pre-registration is required.


Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body
Thursday, Aug. 23; 9:30-11 am

We have always known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. Now, science is able to provide insights into how to optimize our physical and cognitive health as we age. Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement and how to incorporate these into a plan for healthy aging. The workshop is free, butpre-registration is required.


Dementia Conversations
Thursday, Sept. 27; 9:30-11 am

Learn about information and 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 plans. The workshop is free, but pre-registration is required.


Memory Café
Sunday, Dec. 2; 2-4 pm

Special opportunities for persons diagnosed with early stage memory loss and their care partner(s)/family to engage with peers in a relaxed, unstructured environment.  The café atmosphere promotes social engagement and support through interaction with others experiencing similar lifestyle changes.  Sponsored by generous donations from the Family of Irma M. Adams and Carillon of Wake Forest. Special holiday entertainment will be provided. * Limited seating is available for this performance. The performance is free, but pre-registration is required.


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 must complete and submit the form below.