Aging Action Initiative Launches a Mental Health and Dementia Workshop

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When interacting with older adults, it’s helpful to know how to detect behaviors that might reflect mental health or dementia issues, and how to compassionately respond and connect them to resources. The Aging Action Initiative is piloting a workshop targeted to this need.

Detect & Connect²: A Workshop on Mental Health and Dementia Issues in Older Adults

Wednesday March 23, 2016 • 5 – 8 pm

This FREE workshop focuses first on Detection, including normal aging vs. abnormal aging behavior. You will gain insight to identify symptoms and observable behaviors. The workshop then focuses on Connection, including responding in the moment to the observable behavior with empathy and compassion, effective communication techniques, and how best to connect the person to appropriate support services.

To register, click here or call 415-456-0962

About Aging Action Initiative

The purpose of the Aging Action Initiative is to promote a county-wide age-friendly environment, especially for those in need, collectively created by a strong network of aging service providers through public education, policy advocacy, and service coordination. The initiative is a collective effort of over 65 different agencies, grassroots organizations, commissions and neighborhood groups, funded by the County of Marin, and coordinated by MarinSpace.

For more information, visit AgingActionInitiative.org