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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
Learn about Mental Aerobics, which is a program designed to enhance the self-esteem and cognitive functioning of older adults. Family caregivers is also for YOU. The emphasis is on having fun, the cooperative sharing of ideas, and the development of solutions to challenging problems.
By Carol Zernial She was his high school sweetheart, so when he got cancer after 47 years of marriage, she knew that she would take care of him no matter what. They would get the best doctors and fight it together. She had the best of intentions. He was the third generation in a row […]
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.
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 […]
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