Raleigh General Hospital Host Alzheimer’s Association

Beckley., WV (WOAY) –Several local residents got the opportunity of learning some new information today.

The West Virginia chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association visited Raleigh General Hospital to speak to locals on how to create stronger communication strategies when encountering people with Alzheimer’s. Some of the strategies include how to decode non-verbal cues such as facial expressions and body language.

Nicole Nesmith Walk To End Alzheimer’s Coordinator told us the importance of today’s topic.

“So once someone is diagnosed as they go on and progress with their disease this is how to effectively learn how to communicate with them,” Nesmith adds.

The Alzheimer’s Association will be holding future events for citizens, including the annual Walk to End Alzehiemer’s which will be September 15.  To find out more information please visit wvinfo@alz.org.

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