Community meeting; Dealing with dementia

Dementia

Preceding the regular meeting of the Lake Wenatchee Fire & Rescue Auxiliary on Wednesday, March 2nd, there will be a special 1 hour informative program, open to the public, on dealing with dementia; learning what dementia is, how to identify it, and dealing with patients that have dementia.  The instructor is Cary Ulrich,  a photographer with Chelan County Fire District 1 in Wenatchee. Cary has had the difficult real life experience of being the sole caregiver to his wife for over 3 years as they dealt with Alzheimer’s.  He has researched and studied the topic extensively and has been giving this presentation throughout Chelan County.  While this topic is especially important for first responders in how to recognize and care for patients with this condition, there are many of us that have witnessed this in our personal lives and were unprepared for how to handle the situation.  Please join us for this presentation at 6:30 PM Wednesday, March 2nd, at the Ponderosa clubhouse in Ponderosa.

To get there: From Plain Hardware/Plain Grocery continue straight South on Camp 12 Road 1.5 miles, then turn right on Colt Road which is one-way going downhill. At the bottom of the hill turn right on Stirrup Street. Quarter Road is on your left but go one block further and turn left on Morgan which may or may not have a sign but has a large green house on the corner. Take the first left off Morgan which is Cayuse, pass the fire station on the left to the clubhouse on your left at the end of the street.