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I hear you: Talking and listening to people with Alzheimer's Book Talk

I hear you: Talking and listening to people with Alzheimer's Book Talk


Hear co-author Alyson Kuhn talk about the practical wisdom in “I hear you,” published in February 2021.

Local writer Alyson Kuhn sought the guidance of her co-author, gerontologist Jane L. Mahakian, when she needed to move her mother to a memory care community. Alyson’s detailed email exchanges with Dr. Jane over several years formed the basis for the I hear you writing partnership.

This book is a practical guide for caregivers and the rest of us. Many of us are uncomfortable spending time with people with Alzheimer’s or other dementias, partly because we are unsure what to say (and not say). The authors show many ways to promote purposeful living and preserve independence, even in brief encounters or visits. You can gain confidence in listening, interpreting behaviors, and developing a plan of care.

This program takes place on Zoom, or participants may join by phone. Registration closes an hour before the program. The Zoom access information will be sent to registered participants shortly before the program begins. Please check your spam folder if you do not see the email. Use of video camera and level of participation is determined by each person. This program will be recorded and posted to the Library's YouTube channel.

A Zoom account is not required to join this program. Please ensure that you are using Zoom 5.0 or higher. Click here to learn about the latest version of Zoom.

New to Zoom? Visit the Zoom help guide for an overview of the virtual platform, participate in live training via the library, or click here to sign up for Zoom's free training. 

Friday, May 7, 2021
4:00pm - 5:30pm
  Adults     Teens  
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