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Ruth’s House to Host Three-part Series on Alzheimer’s Disease

LONGMEADOW — Ruth’s House, an assisted-living residence at JGS Lifecare, has joined with the Alzheimer’s Assoc. to host a three-part educational series on Alzheimer’s disease. Attendees can sign up for any one or all three of these educational sessions. 

Heather Jagodowski, the Western Mass. program coordinator for the Alzheimer’s Assoc., will lead these three discussions and answer questions and concerns. Topics to be addressed at each session include “The 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease” (Tuesday, Oct. 29), “Safety and Memory” (Wednesday, Nov. 13), and “Understanding and Responding to Dementia-related Behavior” (Monday, Nov. 18).

All three events will begin at 6 p.m., and are free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Tours of independent and memory-care neighborhoods will be available. Guests are encouraged to RSVP by calling the Alzheimer’s Assoc. at (800) 272-3900. For questions, contact Darlene Francis, executive director of Ruth’s House, at (413) 567-6212 or dfrancis@jgslifecare.org. For more information, visit jgslifecare.org/events.