Residents are invited to attend a reading and discussion on “The Elderwise Way: A Different Approach to Life with Dementia,” a new handbook for family, caregivers and professionals.

The event, which is hosted by the Seattle Public and King County libraries and in partnership with the Northwest Center for Creative Aging, will take place from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday. Go to to register. Participants will register through the King County Library System and be emailed a link no later than two hours before the event.

“The Elderwise Way: A Different Approach to Life with Dementia” was written by local authors Sandy Sabersky and Ruth Neuwald Falcon. They will discuss attitudes and approaches that provide ways for persons with cognitive change — and those who interact with them — to have deep and meaningful relationships. They will share readings from the book that illuminate key Elderwise Way concepts — concepts that foster compassion, dignity and personal growth for those living with memory loss and those who care for them. There will also be time to ask live questions of the authors.