Special to The Hays Daily News

The Alzheimer's Association of Central and Western Kansas will present a program titled "Living With Alzheimer's for Caregivers" across the state in the coming weeks.

A Hays presentation is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 8 at Thirsty's Brew Pub and Grill.

When someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer's, friends and family have many questions. What does the diagnosis mean? What kind of plans need to be made? What resources are available to help?

As the disease progresses, new questions reflect growing needs for skills, programs and services.

"Living With Alzheimer's for Caregivers" provides answers to those questions.

This program will cover information for caregivers of people with:

* Early-stage Alzheimer's disease

* Middle-stage Alzheimer's disease

* Late-stage Alzheimer's disease

Topics covered will include:

* Developing a care team

* Legal and financial planning

* Coping strategies

* Care and treatment options

* Communicating and connecting

* Maximizing independence

For more information on the program, contact Linsey Norton at cwkshelpline@alz.org or call (800) 272.3900.