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  • 301 E Tharpe St, Tallahassee, FL 32303
  • (850) 386-2778
  • 301 E Tharpe St, Tallahassee, FL 32303
  • (850) 386-2778

Alzheimer’s Project, Inc.’s Dementia Education Series

Alzheimer’s Project, Inc.’s Dementia Education Series is open to the community and is a great way to learn about memory issues for yourself or a loved one. Join us at one of the following events hosted by our co-sponsors. RSVP at megan@alzheimersproject.org or call 850-386-2778. Please leave your name, phone number and email.

 

 

Normal Aging or Dementia? How to Tell the Difference

Physical and cognitive changes occur in all of us as we age. It is part of human growth and development. However, how do we differentiate the normal changes of older adulthood from signs of a dementia? In this class we will identify the differences. We will share resources for further assessment. In addition, we will discuss important conversations for families to have to live successfully with dementia.

Friday, March 2nd 12:00-1:00 at Capital Health Plan, 1491 Governors Square Blvd., 32301

Or

Friday, March 16th 12:00-1:00 at Capital Health Plan, 1491 Governors Square Blvd., 32301

Or

Thursday, April 5 time TBA at Tapestry Senior Living, 2516 West Lakeshore Drive, Tallahassee

 

 

Memory Problems: What you can do – Part 1 Focuses on Normal Aging and Mild Cognitive Impairment

There are many things that we can do to improve our memories at all stages of life. In this workshop we will discuss things we can do to keep our minds active.

  • Memory strategies
  • Memory aids
  • Healthy lifestyle choices to help your memory work as best it can

Friday, January 26th 2:00-3:00 at the Maguire Center, Westminster Oaks, 4449 Meandering Way, 32308

Or

Thursday, April 19 time TBA at Tapestry Senior Living, 2516 West Lakeshore Drive, Tallahassee

Or

Friday, June 1 12:00-1:00 at Capital Health Plan, 1491 Governors Square Blvd., 32301

Or

Friday, June 15 12:00-1:00 at Capital Health Plan, 1491 Governors Square Blvd., 32301

 

There is no charge to participants for these programs, but donations are gratefully accepted.

 

 

 

Memory Problems: What you can do – Part 2 Focuses on Mild to Severe Dementia

A diagnosis of dementia shouldn’t stop people from being in control of their lives or doing the things they enjoy. They should be supported to remain independent, active, and engaged. This interactive workshop explores the things you can do to help someone live well with memory issues including:

  • General approaches to coping with memory loss
  • Memory aids
  • Healthy lifestyle choices to help your memory work as best it can
  • How family, friends, volunteers, and professionals can support individuals with memory issues.

Thursday, May 3 time TBA at Tapestry Senior Living, 2516 West Lakeshore Drive, Tallahassee

 

 

Understanding Dementia: Improving Communication with your Loved One

Dementias, such as Alzheimer’s disease, can cause individuals to lose language and memory skills creating communication challenges. However, other skill areas may be less impacted. In this hands-on class you will learn how to connect to the individual’s retained skills to improve communication and cooperation. The focus is on Mild to Severe Dementia.

Thursday, May 31 time TBA at Tapestry Senior Living, 2516 West Lakeshore Drive, Tallahassee

 

There is no charge to participants for these programs, but donations are gratefully accepted.

 

 

 

Feeling Stretched as a Caregiver?

Caring for a friend or family member with a chronic condition whether they live in your home, at a residential facility, or across the country provides many challenges. Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an educational program designed to help care-partners take care of themselves so that they may take better care of their friend or relative. The 6-week class helps you reduce stress, improve self confidence, communicate your feelings better, balance your life, increase your ability to make tough decisions and locate helpful resources. This class is open to care-partners of someone with any chronic condition. Respite care is available. RSVP at stephanie@alzheimersproject.org or call 850-386-2778. Please leave your name, phone number and email.

 

Leon County

Tuesdays, January 16, 23, 30 and February 6, 13, 20 at 6:00 at Temple Israel, 2215 Mahan Drive, 32308 (Megan)

Or

Wednesdays, February & March mornings. Exact days and times to be announced. At Temple Israel, 2215 Mahan Drive, 32308 (Stephanie/Maggie)

Or

Tuesdays, April 10, 17, 24 and May 1, 8, 15 at 6:00 at Temple Israel, 2215 Mahan Drive, 32308 (Megan)

Or

Fridays, May & June mornings. Exact days and times to be announced. At Saint Paul’s UMC, 1700 N. Meridian Road, 32308 (Stephanie/Maggie)

 

Gadsden County PTC March/April? (Stephanie)

Jefferson County PTC Fall 2018? (Stephanie)

Washington/Holmes/Jackson Counties PTC 2018? Stephanie)

 

 

There is no charge to participants for these programs, but donations are gratefully accepted.

 

 

Would you like to give a family caregiver a day off?

Become an Alzheimer’s Project, Inc. Day Respite Social Club Volunteer. Our Social Clubs are a place where individuals with memory issues gather with staff and volunteers who understand the challenges of living with dementia for a fun filled day of music, arts and crafts, exercise, and friendship. A couple of hours of your time each week can give a family caregiver an opportunity to go to their own doctors appointments, get to the grocery store, or even just take a nap. Find out more about how you can volunteer in Quincy, Port St. Joe, Crawfordville, or Tallahassee by attending our Volunteer Training. RSVP at megan@alzheimersproject.org or call 850-386-2778. Please leave your name, phone number and email.

 

Thursday, January 25th 1:00-4:00 in room 300 of the Education Building of Saint Paul’s UMC, 1700 N. Meridian Road, 32308

Or

Thursday, March 29th 11:30-2:30 in room 300 of the Education Building of Saint Paul’s UMC, 1700 N. Meridian Road, 32308

Or

Friday, July 27th 11:30-2:30 in room 300 of the Education Building of Saint Paul’s UMC, 1700 N. Meridian Road, 32308

Or

Friday, November 16th 11:30-2:30 in room 300 of the Education Building of Saint Paul’s UMC, 1700 N. Meridian Road, 32308

 

There is no charge to participants for these programs, but donations are gratefully accepted.

 

 

 

Caring for Caregivers Improves Care for All: Conference

It has been noted that there are often two victims of chronic illnesses such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and vascular dementia: the person with the disease and the caregiver. Being a care-partner for a family member or friend, whether they live with you, in a residential facility, or across the county can be stressful. However, there are ways to find ease in the caregiving journey. This is the focus of Nancy Kriseman’s keynote address at the 33rd Annual Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Training Conference. She will share with us pragmatic and helpful tools for making caregiving smoother. Her approach honors the “spirit-side” of caregiving by helping families to become more self-aware and fully present with the person with whom they are caring. We will learn how mindfulness helps reduce stress, increase resilience and prevent burnout and compassion fatigue. Self-care exercises such as setting realistic expectations, making the best possible decisions, advocating effectively, and evaluating resources and services will allow us to care for our loved one and maintain better balance in all aspects of our lives. Her suggestions cultivate routines and practices that benefit everyone – without adding more to your plate.

 

Nancy Kriseman, LCSW had been a Geriatric Social Worker in Private Practice working in eldercare for over 30 years in the Atlanta area. She has written several award winning books including, The Mindful Caregiver. In addition, Nancy was a care-partner for her mother for 17 years after she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. She brings both her professional and personal experiences to her down to earth approach.

 

Nancy will also present a workshop based upon her book, Meaningful Connections: Positive Ways to Be Together When a Loved One Has Dementia. Additional conference workshop topics include: legal and financial issues, research updates, ways to engage, access to local resources, music therapy, and more!

 

The 33rd Annual Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Training Conference, co-sponsored by FSU College of Medicine and Alzheimer’s Project, Inc., will be held 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at FSU College of Medicine, 1115 West Call Street, Tallahassee, Florida. There is no fee for the conference, though donations are gratefully accepted. Registration is required. RSVP to Stephanie Pollack, Stephanie@alzheimersproject.org 850-386-2778.  A continental breakfast and lunch are provided. On-site Respite care is available with advance notification. CEs are available for $25 payable at the event to Alzheimer’s Project, Inc.

Register by Tuesday, Feb. 06, 2018

Online: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/AlzConf2017

Email: stephanie@alzheimersproject.org

Phone: (850) 386-2778

 

By Megan Bakan, PhD

Education and Volunteer Manager

Alzheimer’s Project, Inc.

 

 

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