Online Alzheimer’s Education Programs conducted by Sheila Griffith
Thursday, October 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
One event on Thursday, April 28, 2022 at 3:00 pm
One event on Thursday, June 23, 2022 at 3:00 pm
One event on Thursday, July 28, 2022 at 3:00 pm
One event on Thursday, October 27, 2022 at 3:00 pm
One event on Thursday, December 22, 2022 at 3:00 pm
Thursday, February 24 at 3:00 pm: 10 WARNING SIGNS OF ALZHEIMER’S
Am I getting old or getting Alzheimer’s? Is forgetfulness a natural part of aging? When does memory difficulty signal a larger problem? This program provides an understanding of the difference between normal aging and when symptoms reveal a larger problem.
Thursday, April 28 at 3:00 pm: DEMENTIA CONVERSATIONS: DOCTORS VISITS, DRIVING, LEGAL AND FINANCIAL
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.
Thursday, June 23 at 3:00 pm: UNDERSTANDING ALZHEIMER’S AND DEMENTIA
Alzheimer’s is not normal aging. It’s a disease of the brain that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Learn about the impact of Alzheimer’s, the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia, Alzheimer’s disease stages and risk factors, current research and treatments available, and Alzheimer’s Association resources.
Thursday, August 25 at 3:00 pm: EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES
Does communicating with your loved one frustrate you? Is there a better way to reach a person with neuro-cognitive difficulties? This program will give you real-life tools you can use as you navigate the difficulties of being a care partner.
Thursday, October 27 at 3:00 pm: COVID-19 AND CAREGIVING
Most likely, dementia doesn’t increase the risk of COVID-19. However, some characteristics of dementia, such as behavior and increased age, may increase the risk of contracting the virus. In this program, we’ll learn about the relationship between dementia and COVID-19, tips for caregivers during the pandemic, and Alzheimer’s Association resources.
Thursday, Dec 22 at 3:00 pm: RESPONDING TO DEMENTIA-RELATED BEHAVIORS
Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways people living with dementia 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 to decode behavioral messages, identify common triggers, and learn strategies to help manage some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease.
Sheila A. Griffith is a Program Manager and educator at the Alzheimer’s Association of the National Capital Area. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org or 240.844.3608 for more information or to schedule a program.