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By Pam Burke 

Group hears how to communicate with Alzheimer's patients

Presentation follows first meeting of local support group


August 30, 2018

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Whitney Thompson, director of Program Services for the Montana Chapter of Alzheimer's Association, far right, displays facts on Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia Wednesday during an educational presentation at Northern Montana Hospital.

Local family members and other caregivers of people with Alzheimer's disease and dementia had access to a network of assistance and instruction Tuesday and Wednesday.

Alzheimer's Association reports that 1 in 3 seniors in the United States dies of Alzheimer's or another form of dementia, and 16.1 million caregivers provide unpaid care for people with Alzheimer's or a dementia.

These numbers are the driving force behind the formation of the Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group, facilitated by Angela McGillivray of Angel Care LLC in Havre, and the Alzheimer's education presentations hosted b...

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