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Ten Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s, and Effective Communication Strategies for Dementia   

Z  Online Class: A Zoom invitation link will be sent one day before class begins.

Free — This class is being offered by the Michigan Alzheimer’s Association at no cost.

Alzheimer’s and other dementias cause memory, thinking, and behavior problems that interfere with daily living. Join us as presenter Jim Mangi shares how to recognize common signs of Alzheimer’s, how to approach someone about memory concerns, the importance of early detection, and possible assessments for the diagnostic process. As people with dementia progress in their journey, verbal communication skills diminish. In this class we will explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, and identify strategies to help you connect at each stage of the disease.


Jim Mangi has been an Alzheimer’s Association Community Educator since 2019, and has presented education programs to personal caregivers, businesses, cultural institutions, and students. He is the head of Dementia-Friendly Saline, which aims to make Saline, Michigan, a community that respects and welcomes people with dementia. Jim established a Memory Café in his community, which allows those affected by dementia to connect. In addition, Jim provides care for his wife, who is living with Alzheimer’s disease.