Courville at Nashua to Host Free Dementia Seminar
Courville at Nashua, one of four Courville Communities in southern New Hampshire, is proud to announce that they will host a free seminar focusing on how to celebrate the holidays with a loved one who has dementia. The seminar will take place on December 18th at 6:30pm at their facility located at 22 Hunt Street in Nashua.
“Experiencing the Joy of the Season With Your Loved One With Dementia” will be presented by Jo Ann Jordan, RN, M. Ed., a Dementia Educator and Consultant. Jordan will address the effects that the noise, increase in people around, changes in routine and even decorations may have on a person with dementia. Some of the topics that will be discussed include: how dementia may affect the traditions of the season, new strategies for celebrations, effects of decorations, gifts for a loved one with dementia, keeping the joy and meaning in the season and more. Following the presentation, Jordan will be available for questions and one-on-one conversations.
“The holidays are full of tradition and we often take for granted that we’ll just continue what has always been done” said Henri Leblanc, President of The Courville Communities. “As we’re learning more about dementia, we’re also learning that sometimes, an adjustment of activities and expectations can make a huge difference. We’re thrilled that Jo Ann is coming in to provide this timely and important information and hope it helps make the holidays easier for those families affected by this horrible disease.”
The seminar is free and open to the public but the courtesy of an RSVP is requested to 603-647-1233 ext. 1013. Light refreshments will be provided.