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ALZHEIMER’S EDUCATIONAL SERIES FOR CAREGIVERS
January 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Do You Have a Loved One Suffering from Alzheimer’s?
Many families try to deal with Alzheimer’s and dementia care challenges while keeping loved ones at home. These educational sessions will focus on practical techniques for home caregivers to improve quality of care for people with dementia, as well as reduce the stress on caregivers.
The program series will consist of 12 sessions (1 hour each) using the science of cognitive ergonomics and neuroscience research to improve the quality of life for people with Alzheimer’s and dementia. The sessions will take place at Hospice of Dayton and will be presented by Dr. Govind Bharwani, a nationally recognized expert in Alzheimer’s and dementia care. Dr. Bharwani’s work has received six national awards for its impact on reducing medications for agitation and challenging behaviors.
Each session will be held the last Tuesday each month 6 – 7:30 p.m.
April 25: Session 1 Anatomy of the Brain and Memory Function (plus Lewy Body Dementia)
May 30: Session 2 Basic Understanding of Neuroscience and Dementia (plus Vascular Dementia)
June 27: Session 3 The Effect of Alzheimer’s Disease on Brain Function (plus Frontal Lobe Dementia)
July 25: Session 4 Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease and Emotional Stress on People with Dementia (plus Parkinson’s Disease)
August 29: Session 5 How to Communicate and Interact with People with Dementia (plus Huntington’s Disease)
September 26: Session 6 Impact on Memory and Communication Function of People with Dementia (plus Down Syndrome and Pick’s Disease)
October 31: Session 7 The Effect of Environment on Behaviors of People with Dementia (plus Wandering Behavior and Sundowning)
November 28: Session 8 Neuroscience Approach to Feeding, Bathing and Other Activities of Daily Living (plus Sexual Behavior and Combativeness)
January 30, 2018: Session 9 Neuroscience Approach to Massage and Aromatherapy (plus Depression, Delusion and Delirium)
February 27, 2018: Session 10 How to Manage Difficult Behaviors (plus Repetition and Hoarding Behaviors)
March 27, 2018: Session 11 How to Use Comforting and Stimulating Therapies (plus Rummaging and Shadowing Behaviors)
April 24, 2018: Session 12 Safety and Ergonomic Tips for Home Caregivers (plus Suspicious and Hallucination Behaviors)
* Special Topic(s) for each session listed in parenthesis
Presented by Wright State University, Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton and the Greater Dayton Brain Health Foundation, this series offers education for caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients. No cost. Advance registration is required.