Memory and Faith Project: Dementia Care and Education – in Sun City

Have you ever wondered if someone you love is facing Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia? Have you wondered how you might help the individual or family as they faced this?

Are you a caregiver for someone with Alzheimer’s and facing its many challenges, feeling alone, stressed, or experiencing burnout?
The Church of the Palms and United Church of Sun City are pleased to participate in the Dementia Care and Education Memory and Faith Project, an educational project designed to provide education and resources to churches across Arizona. The program is being offered in churches with the goal being to mobilize and educate faith communities, increasing awareness and understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and supporting those living with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers.

United Church of Sun City and Church of the Palms will be participating in this project by hosting a series of five educational sessions. The programs are aimed at identifying signs of dementia, providing a support system incorporating family, friends and the faith community, and to assist caregivers in their difficult task. Topics being addressed in the series of programs include:

  • The ABC’s of Alzheimer’s and Dementia

  • Is it Alzheimer’s or Natural Aging

  • Brain Tune-up

  • Nutrition and Prevention of Alzheimer’s

  • Memory Screening

The first session will be held at The Church of the Palms on Wednesday, March 13, at 3:00 p.m. A second session is scheduled for Tuesday, April 9 at UCSC, and Wednesday, April 10 at CotP. The remaining sessions will be held in the fall after the summer travelers have returned.

Sun Lakes UCC is also participating; their next meeting for the Dementia Care Education series will be on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. The topic will be Nutrition and the Prevention of Alzheimer's.