The Alzheimer’s Association is pleased to announce its schedule of free live webinars. Offered at various times throughout the day, the topics range from general awareness to specific caregiving strategies. Webinars are recorded and available to those who are unable to attend. Join us for one, or all!
If you care for a person with dementia, you know there is always something new to learn. Whether your concern is how to best interact with the person, managing medical decisions, or learning how to take better care of yourself, you could probably use a coach! Join us to listen to experienced caregivers share their stories and wisdom.
Learn about simple activities that yield great benefit for people with dementia, regardless of the stage of the disease. Some involve concentrated effort while others are as simple as doing tasks a bit differently - understanding how physical activity benefits our brain makes all the difference.
All memories are created in the brain with the help of the five senses, and some senses are more powerful in the memory-making process than others. Understanding the role the senses play in cognition and memory can equip us to help those with memory loss live fuller lives. Join us to learn some creative ways to harness all the senses throughout the day in order to help loved ones with dementia.
Though individuals with Alzheimer’s disease can have a tough time during the day, the nights can be especially challenging. Day and night can become confused, and late afternoons can be difficult due to a variety of contributing factors. We will look at those factors and discuss effective strategies for dealing with late day confusion, lethargy and sleeplessness.
Visiting a physician’s office can be an intimidating experience for people with memory loss and their caregivers. Whether seeking a diagnosis or going for a follow-up visit, it can be hard to think of what questions to ask or what information to share. Join us to learn what to expect from the appointment when dementia is suspected and what you can do to prepare for the visit.
Caregivers and family members of people with Alzheimer’s disease often wonder if there is something they can do to reduce their risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Demetrius Maraganore, MD, Medical Director, NorthShore Neurological Institute and Director of NorthShore’s Center for Brain Health, will share his insight for reducing your risk of experiencing cognitive decline through treatment and management of specific risk factors and guided by results of genomic screenings. Additionally he will discuss how his team identifies at-risk patients and treats health issues and diseases that can affect the onset of brain disorders such early menopause, heart disease and diabetes.
All people with memory loss do not have dementia, and all people with dementia do not have Alzheimer’s disease. Understanding the difference between memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia is important in getting the right treatment and follow-up care. Learn what to do when your doctor suspects Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia.
► Watch Past Webinars
Alzheimer’s in the African-American Community: What you need to know
Alzheimer’s medications: What they are and what they do
Caregiver burnout: What to do when you have nothing left to give
Gadgets, gizmos and technology to make Alzheimer’s care safer and less stressful
How anyone can use art to help a person with Alzheimer’s
How you can use music to help a person with Alzheimer’s
Learning to connect: Relating to the person with Alzheimer's
Paying for Alzheimer’s care: Resources to provide relief