Alzheimer's Association offers caregiver workshops in WNC

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Caring for someone with Alzheimer's or dementia can be challenging and demanding.

That's why the Western Carolina Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association is teaming up with area churches to host workshops to help caregivers gain the tools and knowledge they need to make caregiving easier.

According to the Alzheimer's association, one in 10 people over 65 has Alzheimer's Disease.

"Family caregivers really don't have an opportunity to get out and get education about how to be as confident in their care-giving abilities as they can," said Denise Young, regional manager of the Alzheimer's Association. "So, we're really trying to offer this to give caregivers the tools that they need to be confident in their care-giving, and provide the best care possible".

The group met at Emmanuel Lutheran Church Sunday morning in West Asheville. The next meeting will be on August 14 at Second Baptist Church in Rutherford County.

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