The Alzheimer’s Association has created a toolkit for physicians

Under new Medicare reimbursement rules, cognitive and functional assessments and care planning for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other cognitive impairment are covered. The Alzheimer’s Association has created a toolkit for physicians with materials on assessing older adults’ functioning, the severity of their condition, neuropsychiatric symptoms, their safety at home and in outside settings, and the kind and extent of available caregiving support.

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Charleston Walk set for Saturday :Lead the way to Alzheimer’s first survivor

Charleston Walk set for Saturday

Lead the way to Alzheimer’s first survivor. Join us this Saturday as we finish out our 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s® season with the Charleston Walk. Registration begins at 8:30am at Appalachian Power Park and the Walk kicks-off at 9:30am. Register online through Friday at noon or register day of in person. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s disease.

Northern Regional Alzheimer’s Association office is pleased to invite you to a Caring and Coping Caregiver Workshop

The Northern Regional Alzheimer’s Association office is pleased to invite you to a Caring and Coping Caregiver Workshop which will take place November 16, 2017 at 5:30pm at the Alzheimer’s Association office located on 1299 Pineview Drive, Ste. 3 Morgantown, WV.  

This FREE workshop is intended to educate family and professional caregivers on Alzheimer’s disease, its process, available treatments and practical tips for caring for the individual with dementia.

As space is limited, your confirmation of attendance will be greatly appreciated. Please do so via 
wvinfo@alz.org or by calling 1-800-272-3900 by November 10, 2017

 

The Saavy Caregiver Program Morgantown WV

Respite care services will be provided free of charge for individuals attending this training. You are invited to bring family members to the Respite Care center at SUMC or to have someone care for your family member in your home.

Reimbursement will be provided. Prior arrangements are required. Please call 304-292-0186 for more information.

Dates: Wednesdays, October 4, 11, 18. 25; November 1, 15

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Location: Suncrest United Methodist Church

 

Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month and The Longest Day are observed in June

Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month and The Longest Day are observed in June

JUNE, 2017

Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month and The Longest Day are observed in June

 

Altenheim Resource & Referral Services and Good Shepherd Nursing Home are partnering to bring you a special program for The Longest Day 2017 and Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month to increase awareness, provide education and garner support for the devastation of dementia.

 

JUNE 21, 2017 – EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM     Sign in starts at 1:30pm

Free and open to the public

Morgan Pavol, Community Education Director of the Mid-Ohio Valley Office of the WV Alzheimer’s Association will present this program at Good Shepherd Nursing Home, 159 Edgington Lane, Wheeling WV in the classroom.

Communication is more than just talking and listening – it’s also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language. As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect. Join us to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, 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.  Call us at 304 243-0996 to reserve your space.  Seating is limited.

Do you know the Basics of Alzheimer’s?

Do you know the Basics of Alzheimer’s? This free community workshop is an introduction to the fundamentals of Alzheimer’s disease and is designed to help families and caregivers gain a better understanding of warning signs, diagnosis, risk factors and much more. Join us in Barboursville, WV, on June 29 at 12pm at The Village at Riverview for a presentation of the Basics of Alzheimer’s.

Northern Panhandle Alzheimer’s & Dementia University, June 27

Join us next Tuesday, as we bring Alzheimer’s & Dementia University to West Liberty University in the Wheeling area. This one day conference for family and professional caregivers covers a variety of topics geared to increase your knowledge of Alzheimer’s and give you tools and resources to provide care to your loved one/s throughout each stage of the disease. Register online at the link below or by phone at 800.272.3900. Upcoming location: Morgantown.