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There are over 76,000 Oregonians suffering with Alzheimer’s and dementia; and that number is expect to rise by 20% in just a few years.

 

Todd Sensenbach with Home Instead Senior Care will be conducting a one day free workshop geared to caregivers and families with loves ones suffering from the disease.

 

He says as our healthcare continues to help people to live longer, there will be more instances surfacing.

"Really there isn't any kind of cure. So what we're trying to do is we're trying to help family caregivers understand the disease, and then understand how to help their loved one have the fullest possible life and how to handle any challenging behaviors that they might be experiencing. And how to keep them as healthy and as active as possible."

 

Sensenbach says the workshop will be at the Partners in Care facility in Bend this Friday from 8-30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It's free, but you must have a reservation to attend. Call Pertners in Care to reserve your spot. (541-382-5882)

 

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Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

 

Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.

 

Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.

 
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