Gulf County seniors participate in Dementia awareness, education program

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On Wednesday, June 8, the Gulf County Senior Citizens Association welcomed a large audience for a program they co-sponsored aimimng to increase awareness of Altzheimer's and Dementia and provide relevant information for caregivers.

The event, which was  held at the Gulf County Senior Center in Port St. Joe, featured speakers from Florida State University's college of medicine.

It covered topics including the basics of dementia, communication tips, community resources, self-care advice, tips for handling difficult emootions and guidelines for how to ask for help.

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