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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.

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.

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