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 […]
Join Ray Kirsch with Adult Protective Services (APS) as he discusses what APS can and cannot do. He will cover the definition of abuse, neglect and exploitation as well as how APS uses the least restrictive options to help maintain individual rights. You will learn about different ways that APS can be a great resource […]
Cognitive decline in Dementia patients is progressive and creates significant psychological distress. Dr. Praderio will outline the most common behavioral disturbances associated with dementia such as agitation, both verbal aggression (obscenities, accusation, etc.) and physical aggression (pacing, biting, hitting), wandering, hoarding, sleep disturbances, sexual inhibition, hallucinations, and others. He will also discuss various interventions for […]
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 […]
The Dementia Conversations program shares tips for breaking the ice and having difficult conversations around some of the most common issues that arise when someone shows signs of Alzheimer’s or dementia. The audience will also be provided with information on accessing the resources of the Alzheimer’s Association.
Cuando se emite un diagnóstico de demencia, las personas generalmente asumen que es de Alzheimer y a menudo hacen referencia a los dos indistintamente. Se cree ampliamente que la demencia y el Alzheimer es lo mismo. ¡ No lo son! Mientras que el Alzheimer puede ser la forma más común y ampliamente reconocida de la […]
Learn about Mental Aerobics, which is a program designed to enhance the self-esteem and cognitive functioning of older adults. Family caregivers is also for YOU. The emphasis is on having fun, the cooperative sharing of ideas, and the development of solutions to challenging problems.
By Carol Zernial She was his high school sweetheart, so when he got cancer after 47 years of marriage, she knew that she would take care of him no matter what. They would get the best doctors and fight it together. She had the best of intentions. He was the third generation in a row […]
This workshop will explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s. You’ll also learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.
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 […]
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