Baton Rouge health briefs for Oct. 7, 2013

ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT

WHAT: Free workshop and resources to help individuals and families facing Alzheimer’s.

WHEN: 9 A.M.-11 A.M. WEDNESDAY.

WHERE: HOME INSTEAD SENIOR CARE, 11764 HAYMARKET AVE.

INFORMATION: HELPFORALZHEIMERSFAMILIES.COM OR (225) 819-8338.

DETAILS: THE WORKSHOP WILL OFFER SPECIFIC SOLUTIONS FOR MANY COMMON ISSUES THAT ARISE WHEN CARING FOR SOMEONE WITH ALZHEIMER’S. ALSO AVAILABLE IS A FREE CONFIDENCE TO CARE AT HOME KIT, AN AT-A-GLANCE COLLECTION OF INFORMATION, TIPS AND RESOURCES TO HELP HANDLE DIFFICULT SITUATIONS, AVOID HOUSEHOLD ACCIDENTS, ENCOURAGE ENGAGEMENT AND PREVENT CAREGIVER STRESS. INFORMATION ABOUT A FREE SMARTPHONE APP ALSO IS AVAILABLE.

FUN RUN FOR CHARITY

WHAT: Run Raiders Run, a two-mile walk/run to raise money for the Foundation Fighting Blindness, which funds research on degenerative eye diseases.

WHEN: 4 P.M. SUNDAY.

WHERE: RUNNELS SCHOOL, 17255 S. HARRELL’S FERRY ROAD.

REGISTRATION: 3 P.M. ON RACE DAY. $10 PER RUNNER. VISIT RUNNELS.ORG OR STOP BY THE SCHOOL FOR FORMS.

DETAILS: SPONSORED BY THE RUNNELS CROSS-COUNTRY TEAM. A HALF-MILE RUN ALSO WILL BE HELD FOR YOUNGSTERS FIFTH GRADE AND YOUNGER.

SUPPORT GROUP

WHAT: Assessing and Managing a Crisis for parents of troubled adults,presented by Cecile Tebo, crisis intervention specialist.

WHEN: 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday. Register by Wednesday.

WHERE: Call Fran Dinehart at (504) 831-8475, ext. 134, for location and registration.

DETAILS: SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS OFFER HELP AND HOPE TO PARENTS WHOSE ADULT CHILDREN SUFFER FROM DEPRESSION, MENTAL ILLNESS, ADDICTION DISORDERS AND OTHER DIFFICULTIES. PARTICIPANTS SHARE AND LEARN FROM ONE ANOTHER ABOUT HOW AND WHEN TO OFFER HELP. SPONSORED BY JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE AND JEWISH CHILDREN’S REGIONAL SERVICE.

JAZZY IN PINK

WHAT: Sisters Supporting Sisters Jazzy in Pink event to benefit breast cancer survivors and breast cancer education.

WHEN: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.

WHERE: Hemingbough, 10101 La. 965, St. Francisville.

INFO: Call Wanda Washington, (225) 802-3093.

DETAILS: The event includes jazz music, a silent auction and gourmet food.