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Alzheimer's Texas hosts free educational Lunch n' Learn

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

 It is estimated 380,000 Texans are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease and that number is expected to grow. In an effort to increase disease awareness, provide community education to caregivers and support those affected by the disease, Alzheimer’s Texas will host an educational Lunch N’ Learn in Wimberley on Friday, May 17 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Chapel in the Hills, 14601 Ranch Road 12.

Stephen Catoe, Positive Approach to Care Validation Therapy trainer and Alzheimer’s Texas education specialist, will teach the Feil Validation Method. Validation is a way of communicating with and helping disoriented individuals. It is a practical way of communicating that helps reduce stress, enhance dignity and increase happiness. Validation is built on an empathetic attitude and a holistic view of individuals. When one can “step into the shoes” of another human being and “see through their eyes,” one can step into the world of disoriented people and understand the meaning of their behavior.  

The Lunch N’ Learn program is the centerpiece of Alzheimer's Texas' rural education and awareness outreach efforts. The goals of the program are to provide education that is not readily available in the community, connect with local constituents, provide on-site care consultations and open doors for the development of future programs. As with all of Alzheimer's Texas services, there is no charge to attend and a light lunch will be provided. 

To register or find out more information about this program call 512-241-0420 or send an email to VCardenas@TXAlz.org.

Alzheimer’s Texas is dedicated to eliminating Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research and to enhance care and support for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders, their families and caregivers. The organization provides care consultations, 24-hour helpline, support groups, respite care, educational and social engagement programs and professional training. Alzheimer’s Texas was founded in 1982 and serves Central Texas and its surrounding counties. For more information about Alzheimer’s disease or Alzheimer’s Texas, visit their website.

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