An Alzheimer's diagnosis impacts not just the person who has the disease but their family and friends who take on a caretaking role, as well. Too often, the health and happiness of the supporters is overlooked, to the detriment of everyone involved.
- Stephene Moore is a caregiver and is director of Health and Human Services Region 7.
- Deborah Shouse is a dementia advocate and author of Connecting in the Land of Dementia: Creative Activities to Explore Together.
- Dr. Jeffrey Burns is co-director of the KU Alzheimer's Disease Center and directs the Frontiers Clinical and Translational Science Unit and the Alzheimer and Memory Clinic.
Deborah Shouse will present a program based on 'Connecting in the Land of Dementia: Creative Activities to Explore Together' at Kansas City Public Library's Plaza Branch at 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 9. For more information, visit RainyDayBooks.com.