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Dementia - Related Educational Topics
The Henry Ford Health C.A.R.E. Program, iCare4U Employee Resource Group, and content experts from the Alzheimer’s Association of Michigan are offering virtual education topics designed to provide caregivers, families, health professionals and the general community with valuable information about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
The topics below DO NOT provide any professional continuing educational credits/units.
Everyone is welcome to attend, but pre-registration is required when you click onto the Zoom link for all sessions (requires name, email address, and zip code)
All classes are held: 12pm-1:30pm EST
9/11/2023 - Effective Communication Strategies
Learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.
10/9/2023 - Understanding & Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors
Learn about common triggers for behaviors associated with dementia, how to assess a person’s needs and how to intervene effectively.
11/13/2023 Dementia Conversations: Driving, Doctor visits, legal and financial planning
Learn to have honest and caring conversations about common concerns when someone begins to show signs of dementia.
12/11/2023 Managing Money: A Caregiver's Guide
If you or someone you know is facing dementia or another chronic illness, it’s never too early to put financial plans in place. Join this evidence-based program to learn tips for managing someone else’s finances, how to prepare for future care costs and the benefits of early planning.
1/8/2024 Living with Alzheimer's: For Care Partners (Early Stage) Part 1 of 3
In the early stage of Alzheimer’s disease, families face new questions as they adjust. What does the diagnosis mean? What kinds of plans need to be made? What resources are available to help? Join us to hear practical answers to the questions that arise in the early stage. Hear from those directly affected and learn what you can do to cope with changes that come with an early-stage diagnosis
2/12/2024 Living with Alzheimer's: For Care Partners (Early Stage) Part 2 of 3
3/11/2024 Living with Alzheimer's: For Care Partners (Early Stage) Part 3 of 3
4/8/2024 Living with Alzheimer's: For Caregivers (Late Stage) Part 1 of 2
In the late stage of Alzheimer’s disease, caregiving typically involves new ways of connecting and interacting with the person with the disease. Join us for this 2-part series and hear from caregivers and professionals about resources, monitoring care and providing meaningful connection for the person with late-stage Alzheimer’s and their families.
5/13/2024 Living with Alzheimer's: For Caregivers (Late Stage) Part 2 of 2
6/10/2024 Understanding & Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors
Learn the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia, Alzheimer’s stages and risk factors, current research and available treatments and ways the Alzheimer’s Association can help.