Memory care center offers free dementia workshop

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A Salmon Creek memory care center is hosting a free educational workshop on dementia.

The workshop is part of the "Grab a Plate & Educate" seminars offered by The Hampton at Salmon Creek. The event will focus on equipping families to communicate effectively with a loved one who has Alzheimer's or another type of dementia.

The "Bridging the Dementia Communication Gap" workshop begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11 at Vancouver Seventh Day Adventist Community Church, 9711 N.E. St. John's Road. The free event includes a meal.

Presenter Joyce Beedle is the president of Alzheimer's Consulting Services. She's been working in dementia care since 1979.

To reserve a spot, call Benjamin Surmi at 360-619-8307.