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Tag: Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Effective communication Strategies

This workshop will explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s. You’ll also learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.

March 26 @ 1:00 pm
The WellMed Charitable Foundation Sponsors the National Alzheimer’s Disease-Related Dementia Summit

By Carol Zernial WellMed Charitable Foundation The WellMed Charitable Foundation is proud to sponsor the third Alzheimer’s Disease-Related Dementias Summit hosted by The National Institutes of Health (NIH) on March 14-15, 2019 in Bethesda, Maryland. This year’s summit will build off of the past two summits (2013 and 2016) along with the National Alzheimer’s Project […]

Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Dementia – Symptoms, Types, and Treatment

Dementia is a scary term and is often misunderstood. Dementia isn’t defined as a specific disease. It is generally described as a group of symptoms which affect cognitive and social abilities to the extent that they interfere with the functions of daily living. Dementia is usually confused with Alzheimer’s because it is the most common […]

March 12 @ 10:00 am
Frontotemporal Degeneration: What it is, What it isn’t and What are the Signs and Symptoms

This dementia is highly misunderstood, even in the medical community, and takes families up to 4 years to get a proper diagnosis. They will explain what signs show up first, how to get an accurate diagnosis, and what to do after you receive the diagnosis.  

March 5 @ 11:00 am
Aprende a identificar las 10 señales

Si usted o algún conocido está experimentando pérdida de memoria o cambios de comportamiento, es hora de que conozca la verdad. Detectar la enfermedad de Alzheimer temprano le dará la oportunidad de empezar un tratamiento, participar en un estudio clínico y planear para el futuro. If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or […]

February 27 @ 1:00 pm
The A’s of Dementia

This presentation takes a detailed look at the A’s of Dementia — from anxiety, anger, aggression, apathy to amnesia, aphasia, agnosia and apraxia – in a manner that allows caregivers to connect how each “A” is a result of specific damage in the brain’s lobes. Understanding the link between the behaviors of each “A” provides […]

February 5 @ 11:00 am
Caregiver Burnout

A caregiver’s self-care is just as important as the care provided to another. When we don’t take care of ourselves, we diminish our quality of life. Burnout, depression, and compassion fatigue are the result of ignoring our own needs and wants. In this session, Dr. Jamie will identify the red flags and feelings to watch […]

January 30 @ 11:00 am
Share the Care™

Aging. Illness. Disability. Everyone, at some point in life, will be touched by the need to be a family caregiver. Shelia Warnock, Founder and President of Share the Care ™ will talk about an unique approach to caregiving to ease the burden on one person by forming groups of caregivers and coordinating delivery of services.

January 22 @ 11:00 am
La fatiga de las personas que cuidan de otras y la importancia de cuidarse a sí mismo

El Dr. Néstor H. Praderio hablará sobre la fatiga de las personas que cuidan de otras y la importancia de cuidarse a sí mismo. El doctor también dedicará especial atención a desarrollar habilidades de sobrellevar básicas que le ayuden a aliviar el estrés y mantener una relación positiva con su ser querido. Nestor H. Praderio, […]

January 8 @ 10:00 am
Knowing Good Advice When You Hear It

By Carol Zernial WellMed Charitable Foundation Executive Director Sometimes when we hear a speaker or read a book, the words really ring true to us. We’ll nod our heads in agreement or feel like this is how we wish everything could be. Because I have the privilege of interviewing authors and speakers who are caregiving […]

Saturday, January 5, 2019