Alzheimer’s Association event Jan. 20

Lynda Markut, Clinical Director for Family Alliance, Inc., will present “Expect the Unexpected: Responding to the Continual Changes of Persons with Dementia” from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 20 at the Huntley Area Public Library (11000 Ruth Rd., Huntley). The event is provided by the Alzheimer’s Association Regional Program Center in Rockford.

People diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementias change as different areas of the brain are affected by the illness. Physically, people look the same, but their personality, mood and interactions with others change as their capabilities change. Family members and care-givers have difficulty adjusting to the myriad of changes and gradually learn to expect the unexpected.

Markut will respond to attendees’ questions and concerns about behavioral challenges that can surface in care-giving for a family member with some type of dementia. Materials regarding Alzheimer’s Association services will be available.

The program is free and open to all who register. Information and registration: Alzheimer’s Association at 484-1300.

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