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Rideout Health Offers Free Community Health Education Class Understanding and Coping With Dementia

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Yuba City, APRIL 1, 2014, Rideout Health is providing a free CHE class "Understanding and Coping With Dementia" on April 17, 2014 beginning at 6P. The class will be held at the Fremont-Rideout Conference Center, 989 Plumas Street, Yuba City (across from Fremont Medical Center). RSVP is required, call 751.4245.

Class Description: Caring for a loved one with dementia poses many challenges for families and caregivers. People with dementia have a progressive brain disorder that makes it more and more difficult for them to remember things, think clearly, communicate with others, or take care of themselves. In addition, dementia can cause mood swings and even change a person's personality and behavior. Our speaker, Monica Santos, LVN, will provide some practical strategies for understanding and coping with dementia. The course will define and explain Dementia and offer strategies for holding off dementia and helping loved ones who have dementia.

Monica Santos has spent the last 20 years as a caregiver and LVN specializing in Alzheimer's and Dementia care. She is a Resident Care Manager at The Gardens in Yuba City. She has been involved with the Alzheimer's Association and the Alzheimer's Foundation of America.

Space is limited so please RSVP by calling 530 751-4245.

About Rideout Health's Free Community Health Education Classes

Rideout Health's Community Health Education Program provides a variety of classes, seminars, support groups and events to help the residents of the Yuba-Sutter Communities to improve and maintain their health and lifestyle.

About Rideout Health

Rideout Health is the independent, non-profit, community-based healthcare organization that operates Rideout Memorial Hospital, Fremont Medical Center, Rideout Cancer Center and other medical facilities around the Yuba-Sutter region. It also is the area's largest non-government employer. In fulfillment of its mission to provide quality healthcare to everyone, regardless of financial circumstance, in 2012 the organization provided nearly $50 million in unreimbursed or free medical care to uninsured or under-insured patients.