Reviewed by Dr. Porter on October 24, 2018
Harbor Audiology & Hearing Services Inc. is pleased to announce we are a sponsor of the Alzheimer’s Caregiver Conference on September 16th at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Tacoma.
Laura’s vision as an innovative dementia care expert is to provide families and professional caregivers with information and practical tips to help them navigate the various challenges that are common when caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or any dementia or memory loss.
Laura is an internationally recognized dementia care expert, whose mission is to change the world in the way all memory care services are provided to those who suffer from various memory care impairments.
Laura strives to give meaning and purpose to those diagnosed with dementia or memory impairment – as well as give families a peace of mind and understanding that there is enhanced quality of life for their loved ones. The intended audience for this FREE conference are family members caring for a loved one with dementia AND professional caregivers who work with individuals with dementia.
REGISTRATION opens 8:30 AM Conference 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
LOCATION Emmanuel Lutheran Church 1315 North Stevens Street Tacoma, WA 98406
Break Out Sessions:
- Putting Transformed Care into Practice
- Challenging Behaviors
- Social Activities with Dementia
- Senior Living Options & Financing Care
- Guardianships and Elder Law
- Healing Through Music
Attendees may register on-line or by calling Pierce County ADRC at (253) 798-8787.
Alzhemier’s & Hearing Loss
At our Harbor Audiology & Hearing Services offices in Gig Harbor, Tacoma and the surrounding areas we don’t just care about your ears, we also care about your brain.
It’s been proven that untreated hearing loss causes social isolation and cognitive overload, which can cause Alzheimer’s and dementia.
A Johns Hopkins study tracked brain changes in 126 people over a 10-year period. The results revealed that the subjects with preexisting hearing loss had accelerated rates of brain tissue loss compared to those with normal hearing.
Participants with impaired hearing also lost an additional cubic centimeter of brain tissue each year, and had significantly more shrinkage in regions responsible for processing sound and speech.
The simplest way to prevent health complications linked to hearing loss is to seek treatment right away if you notice any of these warning signs:
- Frequently asking people to repeat themselves
- Difficulty following multiple- person conversations
- Increasing television or radio volume
- Trouble hearing in noisy places
Early intervention is necessary for treating hearing loss. If you or someone you know is experiencing two or more of these symptoms, schedule a hearing exam call our Gig Harbor location at (253) 203-6641, Tacoma location at (253) 617-7160 Silverdale location at (360) 692-6650 or contact us online to learn more today.