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Natural Awakenings Space & Treasure Coast Florida

Five-Week Education Program on Dementia

Starting February 2, and running for five consecutive Thursdays from 1 to 2:30 p.m., the

Open Door Methodist Church in Cocoa will hold First Steps, an interactive education program for people who are newly diagnosed with dementia. Caregivers are also welcome to attend.

First Steps is an interactive five-part program based on the Taking Action Workbook. This program is specifically designed for people who are in the early stages of dementia and their caregivers. Sessions will involve discussing what attendees need to know, what needs to be planned and what can be done to navigate this chapter in life.

Topics will include understanding the diagnosis and ways to partner with a medical team, effective communication and coping strategies, exploring legal and financial concerns, daily strategies and safety issues and exploring available community resources.

Open Door Methodist Church (formerly First United Methodist Church), 825 Forrest Ave, Cocoa. Registration is required as space is limited. Call 800-272-3900 or email [email protected]┬áto register.