Caregiver Education

Join us for the following virtual education sessions conducted using Zoom.

Please Note:  Zoom is free. Check our facebook page for login details. Join the session, a few minutes before the meeting from a device with video or audio ability, like a desktop computer or your smartphone. The first time you join a meeting, you will be prompted to download the Zoom app from the device you are using. Zoom will also request to access your device's video and microphone. In order for us to see or hear you, you will need to allow those.

Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia: Current Research and Treatment

Presented by Robyn Birkeland, Ph.D.

Study Counselor, Families and LTC Projects, U of M

Dr. Robyn Birkeland's talk will provide the latest research and knowledge on what dementia is, what the most common forms of dementia are, what the diagnosis process looks like and how effective current medication options are. She will describe current research efforts focusing on potential causes and treatment of Alzheimer's as well as future research directions.

When:

Saturday, September 12, 9:00 - 10:30 AM

Responding to Dementia Related Behaviors

Presented by the Alzheimer's Association

Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage. These behaviors are a form of communication and are essential to understanding the needs of the person with dementia. The purpose of this workshop is to help caregivers decipher behaviors and determine how best to respond.

When:

Saturday, October 10, 9:00 - 10:30 AM

Visit our facebook page for login details.