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Staging the Person with Dementia

Understanding how dementias move through the brain and cause changes in behavior allows families and professionals to determine how much damage the brain has suffered. Identifying your loved one’s stage of dementia means knowing what behaviors or declines will follow, the time a Person With Dementia is expected to be in each stage, how much […]

April 21 @ 11:00 am
The Dementia Dialogues: Tips and Tricks to Reduce Caregiver Stress

Ten Practical Caregiver Stress Exercises. These are easily doable techniques that immediately reduce physical and emotional stress in family and professional caregivers. These tips and tricks take anywhere from 30 seconds to 1 hour to do. **Sponsored by VITAS Healthcare**  

March 17 @ 11:00 am
Alzheimer’s Evaluation and Treatment

Alzheimer’s Disease is the most widely recognized type of dementia and currently there is no cure. Nestor H. Praderio, MD will review the evaluation process for diagnosing Alzheimer’s Disease and explain symptoms and stages. He will also outline current treatment options including medication management and strategies for addressing the associated behavioral issues of the disease.

March 3 @ 10:00 am
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
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