Dementia education series at the West Tisbury library


The West Tisbury library offers a three-part program for caregivers, family members, and professionals who would like to learn more about topics related to dementia, according to a press release. These talks will be led by dementia care educator and trainer Alicia Seaver, a Certified Memory Impairment Specialist and the vice president of Memory Care Operations for Bridges by EPOCH. 

On Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 4 pm, Seaver will present an important introduction to the different types of dementia, risk factors, symptoms and warning signs, benefits of early detection, and possible treatments. She will discuss dementia from different perspectives, the impact dementia can have on family relationships and expectations, how to address challenges of memory loss, and more.

On Tuesday, March 3, at 4 pm, the subject will be ethical fibbing, therapeutic fibbing, and validation and redirection techniques that can reassure, orient, comfort and calm people with dementia. But are these approaches the right thing to do?

On Tuesday, May 5, at 4 pm, Seaver will talk about managing challenging behaviors and learning communication techniques and expert recommended approaches to help one manage a loved one’s symptoms and difficult behaviors.

All events in this series are free and open to the public. For more information about this event, call the library at 508-693-3366 or email