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Tag: Alzheimer’s and Dementia

The Dementia Dialogues: Five Dementia Questions and Their Answers

There are five questions about dementia every family caregiver needs to understand to prepare for the disease process with their loved one.   Tam Cummings LLC Handouts 2020

February 19 @ 11:00 am
The Dementia Dialogues: Identifying the Nine Most Common Forms

Nine dementias account for 98 percent of all dementias. Recognizing the signs and features of each dementia helps family caregivers recognize and identify which form or forms of dementia their loved one is displaying, allowing for better care planning.   Tam Cummings LLC Handouts 2020

February 18 @ 11:00 am
Entendiendo la demencia

Una descripción general de los síntomas clave de este síndrome. Aprenda sobre los tipos y causas de la demencia. Comparta su reacción inicial al diagnóstico y cómo se está adaptando al papel exigente de un cuidador.  

January 14 @ 10:00 am
Communication Tips for Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias gradually diminish a person’s ability to communicate. Communication with a person with Alzheimer’s requires patience, understanding and good listening skills. There are strategies that can help both you and the person with dementia understand each other better.  

December 5, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Staging Your Loved One

Join Dr Tam Cummings as she explains the seven stages of global decline in the dementia process. Understand where your loved one is now and identify what behaviors will happen next by using the staging tools provided for this workshop. **Sponsored by VITAS Healthcare**  

November 5, 2019 @ 11:00 am
The Pride of Caring: Issues for the LGBT Caregivers

While many issues are the same for those who care for someone, some unique considerations arise for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people dealing with their caregiving roles. This session will discuss some of these issues, and will provide an open forum and safe space for asking questions and discussing concerns.  

October 10, 2019 @ 10:00 am
Cómo cuidar a las personas que padecen demencia

El Dr. Néstor Praderio presenta una conferencia para los cuidadores de seres queridos que sufren de la enfermedad de Alzheimer y otras demencias. Esta plática animará a los cuidadores a atender de la mejor manera su propia salud, tanto física como emocional, así como la de la persona que padece demencia.  

October 8, 2019 @ 10:00 am
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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 11:00 am