Sep
21
9:00 AM09:00

Dementia Caregiver Workshop

 

Caregiver Burnout and Building a Care Team

                Over 70% of care givers are family members. Experience is showing us that it is almost impossible to be the care giver and the son, daughter, or spouse. In many families, the care giving falls on one person primarily and 30 to 50% of care givers die before the person with dementia. Learn how to relieve the stress the care giver experiences and how to use outside help to improve the quality of life for the person with dementia and the care giver.

 

Safety Concerns and Living Options

When it comes to deciding whether someone living with dementia can continue to live in their own home, there is much to consider. Can changes be made to the existing home to “elder-proof” it? Does the person have support and supervision available to maintain their safety and security? And when considering moving to a new living situation there are many options to explore. This session will cover all these questions and help you weigh your own situation.

 

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Sep
28
12:00 PM12:00

Brain Health and Protecting our Brains Through Diet

This session will concentrate on understanding our modern food supply and how it may be affecting the health of our brains. We may think we are making healthy choices about our diet, but not understanding the sources of our food and how food is manufactured often leads us to the wrong conclusions.  Learn how better choices can protect our brains and delay or even prevent the onset of dementia.

 

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Oct
5
9:00 AM09:00

Quality Interaction - Making the most of your time together

Often people don’t know how to interact with a person who has dementia. This session will help you become more comfortable with what is happening to the person and how to maintain connection with them. Socialization is very important and can be enjoyable for all involved. Learn how to connect and share quality time with specific activities for all stages of the disease.

 

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Oct
10
6:30 PM18:30

Brain Health and Preventing Dementia

Even though there has been only minimal success with drug therapy for dementia, there has been much success with other forms of treatment when an early diagnosis of symptoms occurs.  Scientists are looking at the brain in a different way and finding that lifestyle may have much more of an effect than ever thought before. High stress, low activity and poor diet may be some of the main reasons that so many people are developing unhealthy brains. This session will summarize the recommendations of leading neurologists that are taking a “treat the source” approach rather than the “magic pill” approach. Learn about healthy eating, the benefits of quality sleep and how physical activity plays a role in improving and protecting your brain.

 

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Oct
12
10:00 AM10:00

Caregiver Burnout

Over 70% of care givers are family members. Experience is showing us that it is almost impossible to be the care giver and the son, daughter, or spouse. In many families, the care giving falls on one person primarily and 30 to 50% of care givers die before the person with dementia. Learn how to relieve the stress the care giver experiences and how to use outside help to improve the quality of life for the person with dementia and the care giver.

 

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Oct
26
10:00 AM10:00

Brain Benefits of Sleep & Exercise

Even though there has been only minimal success with drug therapy for dementia, there has been much success with other forms of treatment when an early diagnosis of symptoms occurs.  Scientists are looking at the brain in a different way and finding that lifestyle may have much more of an effect than ever thought before. High stress, low activity and poor diet may be some of the main reasons that so many people are developing unhealthy brains. This session will explain how quality sleep and increased exercise can help improve and protect your brain.

 

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Nov
2
9:00 AM09:00

Brain Health and Preventing Dementia

Even though there has been only minimal success with drug therapy for dementia, there has been much success with other forms of treatment when an early diagnosis of symptoms occurs.  Scientists are looking at the brain in a different way and finding that lifestyle may have much more of an effect than ever thought before. High stress, low activity and poor diet may be one of the main reasons that so many people are developing unhealthy brains. This session will summarize the recommendations of leading neurologists that are taking a “treat the source” approach rather than the “magic pill” approach. Learn about healthy eating, nutritional supplements and lifestyle changes that you can make to help improve and protect your brain.

 

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Nov
9
10:00 AM10:00

Understanding Dementia Related Behaviors

Often communication becomes more difficult as dementia progresses. This topic will help you understand common behaviors related to most types of dementia. You’ll learn how to interpret certain behaviors to try to understand what your loved one needs and why they are doing what they’re doing when they can no longer express themselves effectively in words. Bring your questions and get some answers!

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Nov
14
6:30 PM18:30

Quality Interaction / Music Therapy with Dementia

Often people don’t know how to interact with a person who has dementia. This session will help you become more comfortable with what is happening to the person and how to maintain connection with them. Socialization is very important and can be enjoy-able for all involved. Learn how to connect and share quality time with specific activities for all stages of the disease.

The area of the brain that deals with music is the last to be touched by dementia. Therefore, music can be used to reach people profoundly affected by dementia. This session will teach you how to use music to stimulate memories in your loved one. We will watch clips of dementia patients coming “alive” when presented with their favorite music. We will demonstrate personal music devices that are available for this purpose.

 

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Nov
23
10:00 AM10:00

Topic: General Discussion of Dementia - Q&A Format

In this session we will try to answer any questions participants bring up. Maybe you missed a particular session in the series at Kinghaven and don’t want to wait until the next session on that topic to get your answers. Maybe you are having a particular problem that you need some suggestions on dealing with. There is a wealth of experience in the people attending these sessions and we can all help each other. The holidays can be difficult so come and get some support ahead of time.

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Dec
14
10:00 AM10:00

Quality Interaction

Often people don’t know how to interact with a person who has dementia. This session will help you become more comfortable with what is happening to the person and how to maintain connection with them. Socialization is very important and can be enjoyable for all involved. Learn how to connect and share quality time with specific activities for all stages of the disease.

 

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Sep
14
10:00 AM10:00

Dementia Basics

This session will give participants a basic understanding of what dementia is as well as looking at some common characteristics of aging that are not dementia related. We will look more closely at the most common forms of dementia, which includes Alzheimer's Disease, and the characteristics of each.

 

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Sep
7
9:00 AM09:00

Dementia Basics

  • Our Lady of Good Counsel Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This session will give participants a basic understanding of what dementia is as well as looking at some common characteristics of aging that are not dementia related. We will look more closely at the most common forms of dementia, which includes Alzheimer's Disease, and the characteristics of each.

 

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Aug
24
10:00 AM10:00

Music Therapy and Dementia

The area of the brain that deals with music is the last to be touched by dementia. Therefore, music can be used to reach people profoundly affected by dementia. This session will teach you how to use music to stimulate memories in your loved one. We will watch clips of dementia patients coming “alive” when presented with their favorite music. We will demonstrate personal music devices that are available for this purpose.

 

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Aug
10
10:00 AM10:00

Music Therapy and Dementia

The area of the brain that deals with music is the last to be touched by dementia. Therefore, music can be used to reach people profoundly affected by dementia. This session will teach you how to use music to stimulate memories in your loved one. We will watch clips of dementia patients coming “alive” when presented with their favorite music. We will demonstrate personal music devices that are available for this purpose.

 

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Aug
8
6:30 PM18:30

Dementia Basics

Do you know the difference between Dementia and Alzheimer's? Are you a caregiver or family member of someone with dementia? Are you worried that you or someone you love may be having symptoms of dementia? Would you just like more information about dementia? Then join us on Thursday, August 8th from 6:30 to 8:30 and find answers to all these questions. This session will give participants a basic understanding of what dementia is as well as looking at some common characteristics of aging that are not dementia related. We will look more closely at the most common forms of dementia, which includes Alzheimer's Disease, and the characteristics and symptoms of each. Since dementia has become so widespread in our society, becoming educated on the issue is important for everyone. 

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Jul
27
10:00 AM10:00

Safety Concerns and Living Options

When it comes to deciding whether someone can continue to live in their own home, there is much to consider. Can changes be made to the existing home to “elder-proof” it? Does the person have support and supervision available to maintain their safety and security as dementia advances? And when considering moving to a new living situation there are many options to explore. This session will cover all these questions and help you weigh your own situation.

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Jul
13
10:00 AM10:00

Safety Concerns and Living Options

When it comes to deciding whether someone can continue to live in their own home, there is much to consider. Can changes be made to the existing home to “elder-proof” it? Does the person have support and supervision available to maintain their safety and security as dementia advances? And when considering moving to a new living situation there are many options to explore. This session will cover all these questions and help you weigh your own situation.

 

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Jun
22
10:00 AM10:00

Quality Interaction

Often people don’t know how to interact with a person who has dementia. This session will help you become more comfortable with what is happening to the person and how to maintain connection with them. Socialization is very important and can be enjoyable for all involved. Learn how to connect and share quality time with specific activities for all stages of the disease.

 

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Jun
8
10:00 PM22:00

Brain Health and Preventing Dementia Part 2

Even though there has been only minimal success with drug therapy for dementia, there has been much success with other forms of treatment when an early diagnosis of symptoms occurs.  Scientists are looking at the brain in a different way and finding that lifestyle may have much more of an effect than ever thought before. High stress, low activity and poor diet may be one of the main reasons that so many people are developing unhealthy brains. This session will explain how quality sleep and increased exercise can help improve and protect your brain.

 

 

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May
25
10:00 AM10:00

Caregiver Burnout

Over 70% of care givers are family members. Experience is showing us that it is almost impossible to be the care giver and the son, daughter, or spouse. In many families, the care giving falls on one person primarily and 30 to 50% of care givers die before the person with dementia. Learn how to relieve the stress the care giver experiences and how to use outside help to improve the quality of life for the person with dementia and the care giver.

 

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May
11
10:00 AM10:00

Brain Health and Preventing Dementia

Even though there has been only minimal success with drug therapy for dementia, there has been much success with other forms of treatment when an early diagnosis of symptoms occurs.  Scientists are looking at the brain in a different way and finding that lifestyle may have much more of an effect than ever thought before. High stress, low activity and poor diet may be one of the main reasons that so many people are developing unhealthy brains. This session will summarize the recommendations of leading neurologists that are taking a “treat the source” approach rather than the “magic pill” approach. Learn about healthy eating, nutritional supplements and lifestyle changes that you can make to help improve and protect your brain.

 

 

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Apr
27
10:00 AM10:00

Understanding Dementia Related Behaviors

Often communication becomes more difficult as dementia progresses. This topic will help you understand common behaviors related to most types of dementia. You’ll learn how to interpret certain behaviors to try to understand what your loved one needs and why they are doing what they’re doing when they can no longer express themselves effectively in words. Bring your questions and get some answers!

 

 

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Apr
13
10:00 AM10:00

Quality Interaction

Often people don’t know how to interact with a person who has dementia. This session will help you become more comfortable with what is happening to the person and how to maintain connection with them. Socialization is very important and can be enjoyable for all involved. Learn how to connect and share quality time with specific activities for all stages of the disease.

 

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Mar
23
10:00 AM10:00

Dementia Basics

                This session will give participants a basic understanding of what dementia is as well as looking at some common characteristics of aging that are not dementia related. We will look more closely at the most common forms of dementia, which includes Alzheimer's Disease, and the characteristics of each.

 

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Mar
9
10:00 AM10:00

Understanding Dementia Related Behaviors

Often communication becomes more difficult as dementia progresses. This topic will help you understand common behaviors related to most types of dementia. You’ll learn how to interpret certain behaviors to try to understand what your loved one needs and why they are doing what they’re doing when they can no longer express themselves effectively in words. Bring your questions and get some answers!

 

 

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Mar
2
9:00 AM09:00

Quality Interaction and Music Therapy with Dementia

  • St. Jane Frances de Chantal Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Often people don’t know how to interact with a person who has dementia. This session will help you become more comfortable with what is happening to the person and how to maintain connection with them. Socialization is very important and can be enjoyable for all involved. Learn how to connect and share quality time with specific activities for all stages of the disease. 

The area of the brain that deals with music is the last to be touched by dementia. Therefore, music can be used to reach people profoundly affected by dementia. This session will teach you how to use music to stimulate memories in your loved one. We will watch clips of dementia patients coming “alive” when presented with their favorite music. We will demonstrate personal music devices that are available for this purpose.

 

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Feb
27
1:00 PM13:00

Brain Health and Preventing Dementia

Even though there has been only minimal success with drug therapy for dementia, there has been much success with other forms of treatment when an early diagnosis of symptoms occurs.  Scientists are looking at the brain in a different way and finding that lifestyle may have much more of an effect than ever thought before. High stress, low activity and poor diet may be one of the main reasons that so many people are developing unhealthy brains. This session will summarize the recommendations of leading neurologists that are taking a “treat the source” approach rather than the “magic pill” approach. Learn about healthy eating, nutritional supplements and lifestyle changes that you can make to help improve and protect your brain.

 

 

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Feb
23
10:00 AM10:00

Change and How to Deal with It

This topic is geared toward families dealing with the diagnosis of dementia. It will look at how different personalities will react differently to the changes that will come with learning that a loved one is living with dementia. It will offer ideas on how to deal with the stresses of change and the interactions of family members.

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Feb
20
1:00 PM13:00

Dementia Basics / Understanding Dementia Related Behavior

Dementia Basics  

                This session will give participants a basic understanding of what dementia is as well as looking at some common characteristics of aging that are not dementia related. We will look more closely at the most common forms of dementia, which includes Alzheimer's Disease, and the characteristics of each.

 

Understanding Dementia Related Behaviors

                Often communication becomes more difficult as dementia progresses. This topic will help you understand common behaviors related to most dementias. You’ll learn how to interpret certain behaviors to try to understand what your loved one needs and why they are doing what they’re doing when they can no longer express themselves in words. Bring your questions and get some answers!

 

 

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Feb
9
10:00 AM10:00

Caregiver Burnout

Over 70% of care givers are family members. Experience is showing us that it is almost impossible to be the care giver and the son, daughter, or spouse. In many families, the care giving falls on one person primarily and 30 to 50% of care givers die before the person with dementia. Learn how to relieve the stress the care giver experiences and how to use outside help to improve the quality of life for the person with dementia and the care giver.

 

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Feb
2
9:00 AM09:00

Safety Concerns and Living Options

When it comes to deciding whether someone can continue to live in their own home, there is much to consider.Can changes be made to the existing home to “elder-proof” it? Does the person have support and supervision available to maintain their safety and security? And when considering moving to a new living situation there are many options to explore. This session will cover all these questions and help you weigh your own situation.

 

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