ALZHEIMER’S EVENTS FOR APR. 2019

WEBINAR: TEN WARNING SIGNS OF ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE

Alzheimer’s and other dementias cause changes in memory, thinking, and behavior that interfere with daily life. Join us to learn about ten common warning signs and what to watch for in yourself and others. The one hour program covers typical age-related changes, common warning signs, how to approach someone about memory concerns, early detection and the benefits of a diagnosis and the diagnostic process, and Alzheimer’s Association resources.

This webinar will be held on Thursday, April 18th from 11am-12pm EST or 1-2pm EST. Registration is required by visiting ALZWebinars.org. Program provided by the Alzheimer’s Association.

UK TELEHEALTH: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN MY LOVED ONE IS REFUSING HELP?

Join us for an educational session that will highlight information about what to do if your loved one is refusing help. This session will include discussion of behavioral and medical interventions, ways to advocate for your loved one to receive appropriate care, as well as caregiver support issues. Following the presentation we will have time for a general questions and answer session.

This program is offered through an interactive telemedicine system to connect with persons who are impacted by Alzheimer’s disease and related memory disorders, providing education and supportive services across the state of Kentucky.

Registration is required. Contact Hardin Stevens at the UK Sanders Brown Center on Aging at 859-323-2997 or [email protected] to register. Deadline to register is April 18th! This event is free and open to the public.

Date: April 25, 2019

Time: 6:30-8pm EST

Location: Rockcastle Regional Hospital & Respiratory Care Center 145 Newcomb Avenue Mt. Vernon, KY 40456 Hospital Chapel

Contact W. Anne Harris for directions at (606)256-7835.

WEBINAR: HEALTHY LIVING FOR YOUR BRAIN AND 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 optimize our physical and cognitive health as we age. Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.

Presented by Laura Dake. This webinar will be held on Thursday, April 25th from 11am-12pm EST or 1-2pm EST. Registration is required by visiting ALZWebinars.org. Program provided by the Alzheimer’s Association.

WEBINAR: DEMENTIA CONVERSATIONS: DRIVING, DOCTOR VISITS, LEGAL & FINANCIAL PLANNING

When someone is showing signs of dementia, it’s time to talk. Often, conversations with family about changing behaviors can be challenging and uncomfortable. This program provides tips for breaking the ice with your family so you can address some of the most common issues that are difficult to discuss: going to the doctor for a diagnosis or medical treatment, deciding when to stop driving, and making legal and financial plans for future care.

This webinar will be held on Tuesday, May 28th from 11:00-12:00pm EST or 1:00-2:00pm EST. Registration is required by visiting ALZWebinars.org. Program provided by the Alzheimer’s Association.

Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior

Behavior is a powerful form of communication and 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. Join us to learn how to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease.

The program will take place at the Madison County Cooperative Extension Office located at 230 Duncannon Lane on Tuesday, May 28th from 11am-12:30pm. Registration is required; please call 1-800-272-3900. Program provided by the Alzheimer’s Association.

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