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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.   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
Dear Lucy with Lucy Barylak, MSW

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.  

February 13 @ 10:00 am
Experience Conscious Breathing

Did You Know – Breathing is the only autonomous bodily system that you can control. Psychologists say that conscious breathing is effective for the reduction of anxiety, depression, and stress. In this session you will learn about the ins and outs of conscious breathing and its stress reduction properties. You will be guided through a […]

January 22 @ 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
Take Your Oxygen First!

Dr. Jamie Huysman, LCSW, CAP has been a fierce advocate for family caregivers, their rights, and wellbeing for over 15 years. Since 2009, “Take Your Oxygen First” has been an ever-evolving call to action for caregivers to engage in taking care of themselves their own sakes, as well as that of their loved ones. This […]

December 18, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Caregiving and the Holidays: Changing It Up

Annual session on surviving and thriving during the holidays as you juggle your caregiving responsibilities with the holidays. The speaker will share the experiences of other caregivers about self care, listening to your loved’s wishes, family gatherings, and other challenges. Listeners will be able to explore how to make the most of the coming weeks. […]

December 9, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
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
Depression and Anxiety in Older Adults: Identifying Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment

Depression and anxiety can affect any of us as we age, regardless of our background or achievements. Symptoms of elderly depression and anxiety can affect every aspect of one’s life, impacting energy levels, appetite, sleep, and interest in work, hobbies, and relationships. This class will help identify signs, educate regarding symptoms, and explore effective ways […]

October 22, 2019 @ 11:00 am