The City of Peoria and the Arizona Alzheimer’s Association will hold two free educational seminars back-to-back. Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is often the primary way for people with dementia to communicate as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can be challenging so the first seminar will provide insight while identifying common behavior triggers.  

The first topic is “Understanding & Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors.” It will be held 10 to 11 a.m. Aug. 8 at Rio Vista Recreation Center, 8866 W. Thunderbird Road.

The second seminar, “Effective Communications Strategies with Someone with Alzheimer’s,” immediately follows at 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. To register, email Debbie.Pearson@peoriaaz.gov or call 623-773-7070.