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Tag: Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Recognizing and managing the signs of caregiver stress

Alzheimer’s caregivers frequently report experiencing high levels of stress. It can be overwhelming to take care of a loved one with Alzheimer’s or other dementia, but too much stress can be harmful to both of you. Learn more about recognizing signs of stress, and tips to avoid burnout.

September 23 @ 1:00 pm
Dear Lucy

This month she will discuss how to handle difficult behaviors when dealing with a loved one living with dementia. This is an interactive session where Dear Lucy will answer questions and have a conversation with caregivers regarding the issues they face in their caregiving journey. **Continuation from August 15th Session**

September 12 @ 10:00 am
Nine Dementias and Five Questions to Understanding Dementias, Falls and UTIs

Knowing about the nine most common forms of dementia allows families to talk to a doctor in order to get a specific diagnosis. Tam will answer talk about the symptoms of the most common dementias, and answer questions such as: Why does my loved one fall? Why are UTIs present? How does guilt play a […]

September 3 @ 11:00 am
Una guía para las personas que cuidan de otra sobre cómo organizar las actividades cotidianas de un ser querido que padece algún tipo de demencia.

El Dr. Néstor H. Praderio presentará un método básico para ayudarle a afrontar los retos diarios de la nutrición, la higiene personal y otros comportamientos difíciles relacionados con diferentes tipos de demencia.  

July 9 @ 10:00 am
Behavioral Disturbances in Alzheimer’s disease

Cognitive decline in Dementia patients is progressive and creates significant psychological distress. Dr. Praderio will outline the most common behavioral disturbances associated with dementia such as agitation, both verbal aggression (obscenities, accusation, etc.) and physical aggression (pacing, biting, hitting), wandering, hoarding, sleep disturbances, sexual inhibition, hallucinations, and others. He will also discuss various interventions for […]

May 14 @ 10:00 am
Coping with Caregiver Stress

Therapists estimate dementia family caregivers suffer the highest levels of anxiety and depression of any group of caregivers. In this practical presentation, Dr. Tam covers the signs and symptoms of depression and anxiety, and their physical impact on caregivers. She also teaches and practices with audience members a number of proven, easy techniques to control […]

May 7 @ 11:00 am
A Game of Caregivers

By Carol Zernial Caregiving can actually be very similar to trying to conquer the seven kingdoms of the known world. Just like the HBO series, A Game of Thrones, caregiving has its own magical qualities, mythical beasts, loyal banner men and women, and schemers who may be working against us. Some of us are redeemed […]

Monday, May 6, 2019
Dementia Conversations: Driving, Doctor Visits, Legal & Financial Planning

The Dementia Conversations program shares tips for breaking the ice and having difficult conversations around some of the most common issues that arise when someone shows signs of Alzheimer’s or dementia. The audience will also be provided with information on accessing the resources of the Alzheimer’s Association.

May 1 @ 11:00 am
Dear Lucy

Lucy Barylak, MSW as “Dear Lucy”. This month she will discuss the difference between normal aging and the early signs of Alzheimer’s disease. This is an interactive session where Dear Lucy will answer questions and have a conversation with caregivers regarding the issues they face in their caregiving journey.

April 11 @ 10:00 am
Demencia contra el Alzheimer – ¿cuál es la diferencia?

Cuando se emite un diagnóstico de demencia, las personas generalmente asumen que es de Alzheimer y a menudo hacen referencia a los dos indistintamente. Se cree ampliamente que la demencia y el Alzheimer es lo mismo. ¡ No lo son! Mientras que el Alzheimer puede ser la forma más común y ampliamente reconocida de la […]

April 9 @ 10:00 am