Alzheimer’s & Dementia Caregiving Program Options

We offer a range of education and training to better prepare caregivers for their caregiving role. Our Education Programs are available for both families in the comfort of their home or professionals in a public setting. Books that reinforce the training are available at no charge upon completion of the course.

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Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiver Support Initiative Program Overview:  In this program overview, we will cover NYSDOH grant and the five core areas of service of the Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiver Support Initiative:  Education & Training, Respite, Project Lifesaver, Care Consultation, and Support Groups & Memory Cafes.

February 25, 2020 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, Chestertown Municipal Building, Chestertown, NY, click here for details.  

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

February 28, 2020 from 1:00 pm to 2:00, Online Webinar, click here for details. 

February 28, 2020 from 10:30 am to 11:30, Greenwich Free Library, Greenwich, NY, click here for details. 

March 24, 2020 from 11:00 am to 12:00, Senior Center of Kingsbury, Hudson Falls, NY, click here for details.  

Stages of Dementia:  What a Caregiver Can Expect:  This workshop will provide information to caregivers about the three stages of dementia: early, middle, and later.  It will provide strategies on how caregivers can assist and support their loved one during each stage.

Book:  Coach Broyles Playbook for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

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

March 26, 2020 from 10:30 am to 11:30, Schroon Lake Senior Club, 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

February 26, 2020 from 10:00 am to 11:30, Crandall Public Library, Glens Falls, NY, click here for details. 

March 5, 2020 from 2:00pm to 3:00, Caregiver Support Initiative, Queensbury, NY, click here for details

March 18, 2020 from 6:00 pm to 7:00, Sibley Hall SUNY Plattsburgh, click here for details. 

March 27, 2020 from 10:30 to 11:30, Greenwich Free Library, Greenwich, NY, click here for details.

April 23, 2020 from 10:30 am to 11:30, Schroon Lake Senior Club, click here for details. 

Advance 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

February 24, 2020 from 12:00 pm to 1:00, Cambridge Library, Cambridge, NY, click here for details.  

March 10, 2020 from 6:00 pm to 7:30, Wead Library, Malone, NY, click here for details. 

March 19, 2020 from 2:00 pm to 3:30, Caregiver Support Initiative Queensbury Office, NY, click here for details. 

September 24, 2020 from 10:30 am to 11:30, Schroon Lake Senior Club, click here for details. 

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 26, 2020 from 1:00 pm to 2:30, Indian Lake Public Library, Indian Lake, NY click here for details. 

April 14, 2020 from 6:00 pm to 7:30, Wead Library, Malone, NY, click here for details. 

July 30, 2020 from 10:30 am to 11:30, Schroon Lake Senior Club, click here for details.  

Family Dynamics and Caregiving:  This workshop will review family dynamics and how they can affect caregiver for someone with Alzheimer’s Disease or a related dementia.  Participants will learn strategies that will help them have more success with family members and reduce caregiver burden.

June 25, 2020 from 10:30 am to 11:30, Schroon Lake Senior Club, 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

February 27, 2020 from 1:00 pm to 2:30, Indian Lake Public Library, Indian Lake, NY, click here for details. 

May 12, 2020 from 6:00 pm to 7:30, Wead Library, Malone, NY, click here for details. 

August 27, 2020 from 10:30 am to 11:30, Schroon Lake Senior Club, click here for details.  

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

June 9, 2020 from 6:00 pm to 7:30, Wead Library, Malone, NY, click here for details. 

October 29, 2020 from 6:00 pm to 7:30, Schroon Lake Senior Club, click here for details. 

Caregiving and the Holidays: The holidays can be a stressful time for everyone. When the task of caregiving for a person with memory loss is added, the holidays can become even more difficult. This training will review caregiver stress and how to make the holidays less stressful. Some tips will be reviewed for preparing other family members on the changes the person with dementia may experience.

Book:  Chicken Soup for the Soul, Living with Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias 

December 3, 2020 from 10:30 am to 11:30, Schroon Lake Senior Club, click here for details. 

Contact Us: 

Education Specialist – Clinton, Essex and Franklin Counties

Kristen Fleming (518)564-2049

Education Specialist- Hamilton, Warren and Washington Counties

Stacey Barcomb (518)832-4992