Alzheimer’s Association will be hosting an Alzheimer’s Community Forum this Thursday December 13 at the library in Martinsburg

The Alzheimer’s Association will be hosting an Alzheimer’s Community Forum this Thursday December 13 at the library in Martinsburg.  Forums provide an opportunity for residents of all ages to come together to ask questions about the disease, share their personal experiences, learn about available resources and discover volunteer opportunities to support families affected by the disease.

 

No individual or family should have to navigate the challenges of Alzheimer’s disease alone. Community forums bring together families affected by the disease with dedicated staff and volunteers to open conversation in an effort to bolster resources, programs, and services to support families in their communities.

 

Working together with volunteers, the Alzheimer’s Association can work to ensure families have access to the resources available to help them face the many challenges associated with the disease. Community volunteers are essential in helping the Alzheimer’s Association best serve the needs of families affected by any type of dementia, in driving awareness and in mobilizing West Virginia communities in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease.

 

For more info on the upcoming Alzheimer’s Community Forum, see attached flyer:

  • Martinsburg, WV– 5:00pm Thursday, Dec 13, 2018 (101 West King St Martinsburg WV)

 

 

RSVP online:

Martinsburg: https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/ResourceView/Index?id=1340324

Alzheimer’s Association will be hosting Alzheimer’s Community Forums

The Alzheimer’s Association will be hosting Alzheimer’s Community Forums this November and December.  Forums provide an opportunity for residents of all ages to come together to ask questions about the disease, share their personal experiences, learn about available resources and discover volunteer opportunities to support families affected by the disease.

 

No individual or family should have to navigate the challenges of Alzheimer’s disease alone. Community forums bring together families affected by the disease with dedicated staff and volunteers to open conversation in an effort to bolster resources, programs, and services to support families in their communities.

 

Working together with volunteers, the Alzheimer’s Association can work to ensure families have access to the resources available to help them face the many challenges associated with the disease. Community volunteers are essential in helping the Alzheimer’s Association best serve the needs of families affected by any type of dementia, in driving awareness and in mobilizing West Virginia communities in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease.

 

For more info on the upcoming Alzheimer’s Community Forums, see attached flyers:

  • Huntington, WV– 5:30pm Thursday, November 29, 2018 (1000 5th Ave Huntington WV)
  • Martinsburg, WV– 5:00pm Thursday, Dec 13, 2018 (101 West King St Martinsburg WV)

 

RSVP online:

Huntington: https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/ResourceView/Index?id=1327227

Martinsburg: https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/ResourceView/Index?id=1340324

Free program for caregivers! Please share the information! “SUPPORTING and EMPOWERING THE CAREGIVER” SERIES TO BE OFFERED

Free program for caregivers!  Please share the information!

 

 

“SUPPORTING and EMPOWERING THE CAREGIVER” SERIES TO BE OFFERED

 

This October and November, a special free series is being offered to those who are caring for a loved one or friend.    Caregivers may include parents, grandparents, and other family and friends.  Tasks may include anything from shopping, arranging appointments and transportation to providing total care.  YOU may be a caregiver!

 

Ann Koegler, M.A., L.S.W. of Altenheim Resource and Referral Services and Marty Cornett, RN, a national board-certified health and wellness coach from St Clairsville will be presenting a four-part series on Supporting and Empowering the Caregiver.  The program will include four Tuesday afternoons from 1:00pm – 3:00pm on October 30, November 6, 13 and 20, 2018 at First Christian Church, 1343 National Road, Wheeling WV.

 

The program will include sessions on stress management, legal concerns of the caregiver, dementia, transitioning to the levels of care in long term care, and final plans.  Each session will include a guest speaker on the subject and an activity to highlight the session’s offering.  There are NO CEU credits for this program.

 

There is no fee but pre-registration is required as seating is limited.  Please contact Ann at 304 243-0996

Alzheimer’s Association & Dementia University

I am pleased to share with you that the Alzheimer’s Association will be hosting Alzheimer’s and Dementia University for Families and Professionals in Morgantown on July 25th and that we still have registration slots available.

 

Alzheimer’s and Dementia University is a one-day conference offering CME/CEU’s for Physicians, Nurses and Social Workers.

 

We appreciate your help in spreading the word to your networks and clients/patients and their caregivers.

 

A flyer is attached, and online registration is available at this link:

Morgantown 2018 ADU Registration

Alzheimer’s Association will be holding their annual Alzheimer’s & Dementia University conference

Hello,

The Alzheimer’s Association will be holding their annual Alzheimer’s & Dementia University conference for family caregivers and healthcare professionals. Come Join the Alzheimer’s Association and guest presenters from around the state to increase your knowledge of Alzheimer’s and enhance your caregiving skills.

Family Caregiver $15 | Healthcare Professional $55  5 Social Work & Nursing CEUs and Physician CMEs approved.

Each University will have lunch provided. Workshop topics are designed to meet the needs of both professional and family caregivers.

Workshop Topics Include:

  • Planning for Legal & Financial Consideration
  • Effective Communication Strategies
  • Working with Your Doctor: Supporting Alzheimer’s Care
  • Understanding & Responding to Dementia Related Behaviors

Dates & Locations

Martinsburg, WV  May 17, 2018 | 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.  Blue Ridge Community & Technical College  13650 Apple Harvest Drive Register here

Beckley, WV June 4, 2018 | 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Raleigh General Hospital Education Building – 1710 Harper Road Register here

Wheeling, WV June 21, 2018 | 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The White Palace at Wheeling Park 1801 National Road Register here

Charleston, WV June 27, 2018 | 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. UC School of Pharmacy 2300 MacCorkle Avenue SE Register here

Morgantown, WV July 25, 2018 | 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. WVU Medicine HSN-H 1905 – 1 Medical Center Drive Register here

For more information or to register, contact 800.272.3900.

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.

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2654899?WT.mc_id=enews2017_10_25&utm_source=enews-aff-191&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=enews-2017-10-25