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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Caregivers face the heart rendering decision of taking the car keys away from elderly parents whose driving behavior has become a danger to themselves and others. This isn’t an easy decision to make because it represents the older driver’s sense of independence and dignity. Join Dr. Jamie in a discussion about taking away the car […]
There are many issues that a caregiver will face when providing care for someone. How do decide what level of care is needed? When is it time to look into long term care? How do you help but still maintain your loved one’s independence? Find out the answer to these questions and many more as […]
El Dr. Néstor Praderio hablará sobre los riesgos, el diagnóstico y las opciones de tratamiento. Infórmese sobre los síntomas comunes y entienda los factores desencadenantes de esta enfermedad común que afecta a un número cada vez mayor de adultos de 65 años y mayores
By Carol Zernial WellMed Charitable Foundation Executive Director Have you ever done something that seemed completely frivolous just for the fun of it? Have you done something frivolous since you became a caregiver? For most of us, caregiving is serious business. We’re dealing with serious illness or disabilities, medical appointments, long hours, and a load […]
Likely as many as 20% of persons with Alzheimer’s and other dementia in the US live alone—over 1 million. Splaine Consulting recently held three regional conferences and learned a lot about what these persons lives are like and some solutions that are coming on line to make their lives better. With a community that assumes […]
How do caregivers maintain dignity while their loved one becomes increasingly dependent on them? Join this presentation lead by the Alzheimer’s Association to learn tips on preserving dignity for the person with the disease and increasing their quality of life.
Stacey Freedenthal, PhD, LCSW will discuss the need for caregivers to directly ask people at risk for suicide if they are having suicidal thoughts, obstacles to having this conversation, and ways to overcome those obstacles. This will include discussing specific techniques for asking about suicidal thoughts.
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