Sheyenne Valley Memory Café will be held on Thursday, December 28 from 1-3 PM at Faith Lutheran Church, 309 4th Street NE, Valley City. A brief program “Medication Management” will start at 1:30 PM. Coffee and dessert will be served.
“Taking prescription medications properly is vital to an individual with Alzheimer’s and other forms of memory loss,” states Amber Schmidt, registered nurse and member of the Barnes County Healthy Brain Initiative.
Medication management can offer support to an individual. From understanding medication changes, to making sure that medications are taken at the right times, medications are meant to be taken as prescribed to support overall health. “Sometimes, that means asking for help managing refills or asking for prescriptions to be packaged differently. We will discuss options and help you find solutions at our next Sheyenne Valley Memory Café,” states Kerry Due, Director of Nursing at City-County Health District.
A memory café is an opportunity for individuals with dementia or early onset Alzheimer’s to gather together and connect with others. Caregivers and family members are invited to join the Memory Café as well.