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Care-Giving for Alzheimer's Disease: A Personal Journey

Care-Giving for Alzheimer's Disease: A Personal Journey

The stress of care-giving is a major concern for someone whose loved one has been diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s, especially in this time of “stay at home” requirements. The six sessions of this course will focus on care-givers and provide an overview of the issues, the impact of the diagnosis and the challenges facing the caregiver.

The instructor will discuss coping strategies for the patient and caregiver with an emphasis on the caregiver. He’ll introduce specific issues typically discussed between the caregiver, loved one, lawyer, and financial planner. These may include advanced directives, end-of-life choices and their ethical issues, changes to a will or trust, and strategies for dealing with medical expenses—and how the caregiver can survive the process. Cosponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at George Mason University (OLLI Mason). 

About the Presenter

Bill Harris has an M.S. in Political Science from the University of Oregon. His wife was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2009. He started weekly Alzheimer's support groups for caregivers and patients in the Medford/Ashland, Oregon areas. He has taught this OLLI class six times for SOU, as well as a class in fall 2021 for OLLI at George Mason University.

About OLLI Mason

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OLLI Mason provides intellectual and cultural experiences to curious individuals. Members seek to enrich their lives through continued learning. OLLI Mason offers daytime academic courses, special events and cultural activities in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Learn more at


This program is appropriate for ages 18+. Register for all six sessions by clicking on the "Begin Registration" button (below). 

Related LibGuide: Adults and 50-Plus by Fairfax County Public Library (Admin)

Dates & Times:
11:50am - 1:15pm, Tuesday, September 20, 2022
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This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.

Registration is required. There are 67 seats available.

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