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 […]
Older adults face many loses as they age which causes distress and can strain relationships. Explore ways that caregivers can 1) help aging loved ones cope with grief caused by losses of health, identity, homes, and confidence 2) intervene when there is denial and resistance as older adults lose independence, and 3) maintain relationships during […]
This dementia is highly misunderstood, even in the medical community, and takes families up to 4 years to get a proper diagnosis. They will explain what signs show up first, how to get an accurate diagnosis, and what to do after you receive the diagnosis.
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