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.

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2018 NAMI National Convention

The 2018 NAMI National Convention is one of the largest community gatherings of mental health advocates in the United States.

 

Each year, our convention connects and inspires people looking for resources, research, support services and recovery strategies. Join this diverse, action-driven group of individuals experiencing mental health conditions, family members and caregivers, policymakers, educators, researchers, clinicians, providers, exhibitors, sponsors and press this year in New Orleans from June 27–30.

 

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

 

November 1 – December 15 Open Enrollment for a 2018 Health Insurance Plan.

November 1 – December 15 Open Enrollment for a 2018 Health Insurance Plan. The Health Insurance Marketplace is a way to find health coverage that fits your budget and meets your needs. To enroll online visit: www.healthcare.gov. To enroll by phone call the Marketplace Call Center at 1-800-318-2596 (TTY1-855-889-4325) for help in your language. To schedule a free, in-person visit with a trained assister call 304-598-5150.

Heart Walk

Heart Walk

10/21/2017

Event Location: Monongalia County Ballpark, Granville

The WVU Heart and Vascular Institute is serving as a sponsor of the American Heart Association’s (AHA’s) annual Heart Walk, which will take place on Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Monongalia County Ballpark in Granville.

Registration begins at 9 a.m., and the opening ceremonies get underway at 9:45 a.m. The three-mile, non-competitive walk starts at 10:05 a.m.

The WVU Heart and Vascular Institute will bring the Mega Heart to the event and offer tours.

For more information, visit the AHA website