Join us for an educational series to learn more about Alzheimer’s Disease; how to respond and how to help your family. This series is being offered in partnership by Cameron Memorial Community Hospital and the Greater Indiana Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.
June 14, 2018: Know the 10 Signs – Early Detection Matters
Gather an understanding of the difference between age-related memory loss and Alzheimer’s. Learn what to do if you think someone you know has the signs of the disease.
July 12, 2018: The Basics – Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease
This program is designed to help people understand the difference between normal age-related memory changes and more serious memory problems that should be evaluated by a medical professional. Topics discussed include the common causes of memory loss, risk factors and the importance of an accurate diagnosis.
August 9, 2018: Dementia Conversations: Driving, Doctor Visits, Legal & Financial Planning
Conversations with family members who are showing signs of dementia can be challenging and uncomfortable. This workshop will offer helpful tips to assist families in having honest and caring conversations with family members about dementia, which will help to reduce the stress that can accompany a disease like Alzheimer’s and connects you with helpful resources to enhance quality of life for everyone involved.
September 13, 2018: Effective Communication Strategies
Communication is more than just talking and listening-it’s also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions, and body language. As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect. Explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, 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.
October 11, 2018: Understanding & Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors
Behavior is a powerful form of communication & is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage. Learn to decide behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease.
November 15, 2018: Healthy Living for your Brain & Body – Tips from the Latest Research
For centuries, we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to make lifestyle choices that may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you age. Learn about research in the areas of diet & nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity & social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.
All classes will be held in Conference Room 1 at Cameron Hospital from 6:00-7:30 p.m. The series is free and open to the public. Registration is required. To register, please call 800-272-3900.