ATTLEBORO, MA, January 19, 2012—Here is some information provided by the Emergency Care Center (ECC) staff at Sturdy Memorial Hospital, including tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which can help you remain safe and healthy throughout the winter season: · Dress properly for the weather. Make sure exposed skin is covered, especially in young children because their skin is more sensitive. Wear layers of clothing and a hat to keep your body insulated. · Learn the symptoms of hypothermia (shivering, exhaustion, drowsiness, confusion, fumbling, and slurred speech) and seek medical attention right away. · When it comes to driving, never drink and drive, always wear a seatbelt, and avoid traveling when the weather service has issued advisories. Service your automobile’s radiator and maintain antifreeze level. Check the tire tread or, if necessary, replace tires with all-weather or snow tires. Keep your gas tank full to avoid ice in the tank and fuel lines.
Peter Ham, accomplished lecturer, author and a licensed mental health counselor will once again offer his insight and expertise on the subject of communicating with individuals who are diagnosed with a progressive cognitive decline. Ham is the featured speaker on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 from 6:30PM until 7:30PM, at Community VNA, located at 10 Emory Street in Attleboro. His presentation, which is FREE and open to the public will begin by addressing the differences between normal aging and the abnormal aging process. This program is helpful to those who have personal concerns about their own memory health as well as for those who are experiencing a cognitive decline with a loved one. Mr. Ham has been providing psychiatric services to the elderly for over 26 years. He is an active participant in the Alzheimer’s Association and currently leads an early stage Alzheimer’s support group for individuals and their care partners. Pre-registration is requested; please email email@example.com or call 774-203-1311. --- Community VNA is proud to offer learning opportunities presented at no charge to the community. For more information on Community VNA and its programs please go to www.community.vna