Workshop Follow-Up: Dementia vs. Normal Aging

Dementia WorkshopA standing room only crowd filled Live Oak Hall Monday evening for Dr. John Kleckley’s lecture, “Dementia vs. Normal Aging: Which Is It?”. Presented by Respite Care Charleston, Dr. Kleckley’s talk outlined what dementia is, how it’s treated and how it can be prevented. Thanks to Seabrookers and Respite board members Mary Beth Dacey, Helen Bosshart and Barbara Measter for planning this event, and a special thanks to Barbara and Charles Measter for hosting the wine and cheese reception. Many a guest remarked that they had never seen Live Oak Hall so full!

Respite Care Charleston (RCC) is a 501(c)(3) organization that provides social day programs for individuals with Alzheimer’s and other related dementias, as well as support groups for caregivers. If you are interested in learning more about RCC, or if you have follow-up questions from Dr. Kleckley’s talk, feel free to join us this Thursday, September 15th, at 10 am in Walton Hall at St. John’s Parish Church. This will be an opportunity to see our social day program “in action,” and to ask questions during our Caregiver Support and Education meeting led by RCC Director, Laura Stefanelli.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call Jennifer Hartig, Program Coordinator, at 843-408-5243 or email Jennifer at Thank you for your continued support of Respite Care Charleston!

-Submitted by Jennifer Hartig and Laura Stefanelli

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