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  • New Early Memory Loss Group:  Learning Together starting February 2011.  For more information click here.

 

 

Alzheimer's Awareness

The number of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease is expected to triple between now and 2050.  This presentation includes personal stories about the impact of Alzheimer’s disease, awareness about the prevalence of the disease, and information on resources available to those dealing with it.  At the end of this program the participant will 1) understand what Alzheimer’s disease is, 2) understand what the Alzheimer’s Association does, and 3) how they can ACT now to end Alzheimer’s. 

Appropriate Audience:  General Audience, Caregivers, Early Stage Individuals


Alzheimer's Disease vs. Dementia

Many people use Alzheimer’s disease and dementia interchangeably without a clear distinction between what each word means.  This presentation will go over the important difference between the two terms.  It will explore the various types of dementias and the science behind Alzheimer’s.  Participants will come away with a better understanding of the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, the progression of the disease, and the available treatments and medications.

Appropriate Audience:  General Audience, Caregivers, Early-stage Individuals


Understanding Alzheimer's Research

Every day new advances are made in the battle with Alzheimer's disease.  Strides in research have helped reshape our understanding of how the disease works and potential treatments.  This presentation explains the role of plaques and tangles and how they affect the brain.  It provides an overview of where our understanding of Alzheimer's disease was in 1901 and where it is today, including major research projects going on across the world.  At the end of the presentation attendees will understand the importance of TrialMatch and how to distinguish between accurate and bogus research information publicly available. 

Appropriate Audience:  General Audience, Caregivers, Early-stage Individuals


Talking to Your Doctor

Maintaining a strong relationship with your doctor is one of the best resources available to families concerned about Alzheimer's disease.  This presentation discusses how to plan for a doctor's visit including journal and tracking medications.  A terminology glossary is given to attendees and important questions to ask your doctor are reviewed.  The presentation offers tips on how to share the diagnosis with families and individuals with how to ask for a diagnosis and retain open communication with your doctor.

Appropriate Audience:  Caregivers, Early-stage Individuals


Safety

Safety is a primary concern for families caring for loved ones with Alzheimer's disease.  The presentation stresses the importance of creating a safe home and environment for persons with dementia.  Our presenter will offer tips on ho to keep individuals safe from wandering and modifications necessary for a safe home environment.  Driving issues will be addressed as will the importance of disaster preparedness.

Appropriate Audience:  Direct Care Workers, Licensed Professionals


We also offer speciality programs upon request.  Topics include, but are not limited to: personal care workshops, medication management, long term care planning, and legal and financial planning all programs can be offered as individual seminar or as series. 


For more information please call 713.314.1314

   

 


 

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Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.