Dementia: What Does it Mean?: Reviews the differences between aging and dementia. In addition, we talk about four different forms of dementia: Alzheimer’s Disease, Vascular Dementia, Lewy Bodies with Dementia and Frontotemporal Dementia.
Book: Understanding Alzheimer’s: A First Time Caregiver’s Plan
April 25th, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Plattsburgh Government Center, click here for details.
Just Diagnosed, What’s Next?: Reviews what to do if you or a loved one gets a diagnosis of dementia. We talk about feelings you may be having, and how to talk to your family and friends about the diagnosis. We learn about the next steps for home safety, driving and financial planning. We also discuss how caregivers can step into their new role in the person’s life.
Book: Help is Here: When Someone You Love has Dementia
May 9th, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Plattsburgh Government Building, click here for details.
Creating a Strong Care Team: We talk about why having a care team is important and what it can do for the primary caregiver. We discuss how to ask for help, some people who can be on the care team and the different tasks they can do to help. We also talk about how to have a family meeting.
Book: The Caregiver’s Journey, Building Your Care Team
June 20th, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Plattsburgh Government Building, click here for details.
Advanced Directives and Financial Planning: Reviews different parts of advanced planning and why they are important to think about early. We also talk about the different pieces of advanced planning such as wills, advanced directives and power of attorneys.
Book: 5 Wishes
Caregiver Quality of Life and Self Care: We discuss feelings that caregivers could have at any time about their situation and how to cope with those feelings. We talk about stress management and self talk. Also, how to ask for help. We review how to keep yourself healthy, too.
Book: Creating Moments of Joy
March 16th, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Town of Jay Offices, click here for details.
March 20th, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., Malone Adult Center, click here for details.
April 18, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Mercy Living Center, click here for details.
Finding Meaningful Activities: Learn how to plan activities with your loved one. We discuss how to break them down so your loved one can understand them. Also, learn some examples of activities your loved one may enjoy.
Books: Activities to Do with Your Parent Who has Alzheimer’s Dementia and Color Your Mind
Planning for Future Care: Learn about the different levels of care and how each one can be helpful. We discuss hospital stays, and both planned and emergency visits. We talk about home care, assisted living care, nursing homes and hospice. We also learn about how to pay for long-term care.
Book: 36 Hour Day
Education Specialist – Clinton, Essex and Franklin Counties
Danielle Hance (518)564-3368
Education Specialist- Hamilton, Warren and Washington Counties