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Fall 2014 Calendar


 

These programs are free and open to the public. Programs are subject to change and cancellation. Please call to register for all programs. For more information, or to register please call 800.272.3900 Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. or – after 5:00 p.m. – call 973.586.4300 and leave a message! 

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For information on program status during inclement weather, please call the main number (973.586.4300) 
– if our office is closed, dial extension 102


 

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Alzheimer's Disease: Approaches to Care ~ A Caregiver Conference 
This special half-day caregiver conference will:
  Describe the role of healthcare professionals in providing medical, functional and psychological care.
  Outline the need for a comprehensive safety plan and the role of the caregiver in safety planning.
 Address the importance of legal and financial planning for people with Alzheimer’s and their families.
This is a free seminar, however, seating is limited. Adult day care service is available – see brochure for more details.
RSVP by Wednesday, November 5, 2014.
Saturday, November 8, 2014.  8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Union County College
Cranford, NJ

Communication: The Key to Understanding Behaviors
Caring for a person with Alzheimer's disease may present challenges.  The ability to make sense of difficult behaviors can make your job as a caregiver easier and may improve quality of life – for everyone involved.  Learn how to avoid unnecessary arguments and recognize the triggers which may result in aggressive or risky behaviors.  In addition, learn communication techniques to effectively respond to repetitive actions, recognition difficulties, and anxious or agitated feelings.
Friday, October 10, 2014.  7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Rise and Shine Adult Day Care
6201 Grand Avenue, North Bergen
Thursday, October 30, 2014.  6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
CareOne at Valley
300 Old Hook Road, Westwood

Living with Alzheimer’s for Caregivers: Early Stage
Early-stage Alzheimer’s is the beginning stage of the disease when changes in memory, thinking, and communication become noticeable.  Individuals may have difficulty completing complex tasks and require more time to complete normal daily tasks.  Family caregivers can adjust to living with Alzheimer’s disease through an understanding of early-stage symptoms, making adaptations in daily living routines and roles, and planning for future changes and needs. 
This program will offer information for caregivers about adjusting to the diagnosis, developing a care team, accessing community supports and resources, and making legal, financial, and safety plans for the future.
Monday, October 6 & 13, 2014.  6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
The Valley Hospital Conference Center
223 North Van Dien Avenue, Ridgewood
Thursdays, November 6 & 13, 2014.  6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Summit Medical Group
Lawrence Pavilion, Conference Center
1 Diamond Hill Road, Berkeley Heights

Living with Alzheimer's for Caregivers: Middle Stage
In the Middle stage of Alzheimer's disease or related dementia disorders, gaps in memory and thinking begin to make it more difficult for the individual to manage day-to-day activities like dressing, bathing and eating without assistance.  Personality, behavior and sleep patterns also continue to change.  Caregivers assume greater responsibility in managing not only the personal care and finances of the individual but also meeting the challenges of maintaining safety while creating a supportive environment.
Caregivers will learn more about symptoms, care needs, techniques for managing behaviors, maximizing safety, relationship changes, and supportive services available to help with caregiving responsibilities.
Part I    Tuesday, October 14, 2014 
Part II   Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Part III  Monday, October 27, 2014
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Christ Hospital
176 Palisade Avenue, Jersey City
Part I    Monday, November 3, 2014
Part II   Monday, November 10, 2014
Part III  Monday, November 17, 2014
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Ridgewood Public Library
125 North Van Dien Avenue, Ridgewood
Part I    Thursday, November 6, 2014. 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Part II   Tuesday, November 11, 2014. 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Part III  Wednesday, November 17, 2014.  10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Hoboken University Medical Center
308 Willow Avenue – Assumption Hall, Hoboken

Visiting the Person with Dementia
As Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia disorder progresses, visits may become increasingly difficult.  Many times we struggle with what to say or do on a visit, because the person may have difficulty participating in a conversation or do the things that he or she used to enjoy.  This program will help participants find new ways of communicating and interacting, as well as provide practical techniques to enhance the visit.
Thursday, October 16, 2014.  6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Villa Marie Claire, Hospice and Palliative Services
12 West Saddle River Road, Saddle River
 

Mercer–Middlesex–Monmouth–Ocean 


Communication: The Key to Understanding Behaviors
Caring for a person with Alzheimer's disease may present challenges.  The ability to make sense of difficult behaviors can make your job as a caregiver easier and may improve quality of life – for everyone involved.  Learn how to avoid unnecessary arguments and recognize the triggers which may result in aggressive or risky behaviors.  In addition, learn communication techniques to effectively respond to repetitive actions, recognition difficulties, and anxious or agitated feelings.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014.  1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Plainsboro Public Library
9 Van Doren Street, Plainsboro
Tuesday, November 4, 2014.  2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Sunrise of Wall
2600 Allaire Road, Wall
Wednesday, November 5, 2014.  6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Interfaith Network of Care
62 South Main Street, Milltown

The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s Disease
This program is designed to provide basic information that everyone needs to know about memory loss issues and what they mean for all of us.  The different types of dementia, risk factors, obtaining a diagnosis, current research, and planning for the future will be discussed.
Monday, October 6, 2014.  5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Laurel Bay Health and Rehabilitation Center
32 Laurel Avenue, Keansburg
Saturday, October 11, 2014.  11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Shrewsbury Avenue AME Zion Church
285 Shrewsbury Ave, Red Bank
Thursday, October 23, 2014.  6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Bayshore Healthcare Center
715 North Beers Street, Holmdel
 

Hunterdon–Morris–Somerset–Sussex–Warren

 
Alzheimer’s Disease: The Informed Caregiver
Morris County Caregiver Conference
There are many complex issues that caregivers may face while providing care for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementias. This caregiver workshop will provide an overview of Alzheimer’s disease and will address some of the medical and non-drug approaches to care. Caregivers also need to take proper precautions when it comes to creating a safe environment. Practical information will be shared about disaster preparedness and the availability of local emergency resources. Caregivers will also hear an overview of key Medicare benefits that support both themselves and the individual with the disease.
RSVP required: 973.586.4300
Saturday, October 11, 2014.  8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Morris County Human Services Building
340 West Hanover Avenue, Morris Township

Converstations About Dementia
When someone is showing signs of dementia, it’s time to talk.  The Alzheimer’s Association Conversations about Dementia program is designed to help you talk with your family about some challenging and often uncomfortable topics around Alzheimer’s and dementia. Some of the most difficult conversations to have are about:
  • Going to the doctor to get a diagnosis or medical care,
  • Deciding when it is necessary to stop driving, and
  • Making plans for managing finances and legal documents to be sure the person’s wishes are carried out and the costs of future care are covered.
You may try to wait until the time is “right” to have these conversations, but in reality, that time rarely comes. The sooner these discussions can take place, the better, so you can include the person about whom you have concerns and avoid unexpected situations in the future.  Join us and learn some tips for breaking the ice and setting the stage for meaningful and productive conversations about dementia.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014.  10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Center For Healthier Living
108 Bilby Road, Suite 101, Hackettstown

Caregiver: Are Your Needs Being Met?
Caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia can become an overwhelming experience.  Often, caregivers neglect their own well-being because they are devoting so much time to the responsibilities of day-to-day caregiving. This program will examine caregiver stress and offer coping strategies to become a healthier caregiver. The value of assembling a care team and the importance of setting realistic expectations for caregiving are topics that will be explored.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014.  5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Knoll Heights Village – Community Center
39 Trepasso Drive, Sparta


 

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