Why caregivers should confront, not avoid, a Dementia diagnosis

ROCKWALL, TX (April 11, 2023) Should we confront our relative’s memory deficits or poor reasoning or avoid bringing them up? With recent scientific advances, there may be more reasons to raise concerns that a parent’s or spouse’s thinking skills seem to be declining.

In this workshop by a psychologist, author, and healthcare consultant Barry J. Jacobs, Psy.D., we’ll weigh the pros and cons of confronting vs. avoiding and discuss how to discuss these issues with others gently and lovingly.

This is a free, online event presented by the WellMed Charitable Foundation, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tuesday, April 18.

RSVP here: https://bit.ly/415Cjt7


For more information, call Meals on Wheels Senior Services of Rockwall County, 972-771-9514.

Information provided by Meals on Wheels Senior Services of Rockwall County and North Central Texas Area Agency on Aging. The North Central Texas Area Agency on Aging serves adults age 60 and older and their family caregivers who live in Collin, Denton, Ellis, Erath, Hood, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Navarro, Palo Pinto, Parker, Rockwall, Somervell, and Wise counties. Their mission is to create and maintain a coordinated network of health and social services for older adults and family caregivers. They provide services and resources that help older adults maximize their quality of life and live as independently as possible. By providing information, education, and direct services, they help individuals meet basic needs and make informed decisions. Contact one of their staff members, or call 800-272-3921.