Lincoln City’s Hillside Place Senior Living will host a presentation from Executive Director Lisa Junod on how to handle the difficult behaviors associated with dementia and Alzheimer’s on Wednesday, March 13.

“Dementia and Alzheimer’s are the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S.,” Junod said. “By 2050 the number of diagnosed dementia and Alzheimer’s cases in this country will have tripled. That doesn’t include those people who have the disease and haven’t been diagnosed.”

Junod is a certified dementia behavior specialist and teaches caregivers how to respond to disturbing behavior. She has studied the techniques of Teepa Snow, one of the world’s leading educators on dementia and dementia care.

Junod has more than 20 years of experience in loving and caring for people with dementia and Alzheimer’s.

“My great grandmother and grandmother had Alzheimer’s and my grandfather had dementia,” she said. “I cared for them and wanted to know as much as I could to help them.”

The free class will start at 1 pm at Hillside Place Senior Living, 1400 SE 19th Street. To register, call 541-992-1207.

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