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!





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


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.


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 or by calling 1-800-272-3900 by November 10, 2017


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.



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.