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COOS BAY — A workshop called Effective Communication Strategies will be offered 1:30-3 p.m. Friday, March 8, at Coos Bay Public Library, 525 Anderson Ave., Coos Bay.

Communication is more than just talking and listening. It’s also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language. As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect.

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Anyone interested in invited to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.

To learn more or register, call 1-800-272-3900.   

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