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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. Registration is required.

Adult day care service is available see brochure for more details. 


RSVP by Wednesday, November 5 to 973.586.4300

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.
Thursday, October 30, 2014.  6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
CareOne at Valley
300 Old Hook Road, Westwood
Sunday, November 2, 2014.  12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Sunrise of Edgewater
351 River Edge, Edgewater
Tuesday, November 18, 2014.  11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Kaplen JCC on the Palisades
411 East Clinton Avenue, Tenafly

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.
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
 

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Caregiving for the Person with Dementia:
Facing Challenging Situations
 Mercer County Caregiver Conference
 
This program is designed to address some of the challenging situations
facing families and caregivers of individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer’s
disease. As the disease progresses, changing and unpredictable behaviors can often lead to misunderstanding, frustration and tension between the person with dementia and the caregiver. Discussion will focus on defining challenging behaviors, and associated medical and behavioral interventions.  Attendees will also learn about guardianship-related issues and the importance of advanced legal and estate planning. We will conclude the program with an overview of helpful resource information that supports both the caregiver and the person with the disease.

A light breakfast will be provided.

RSVP required: 973.586.4300  

View brochure

Saturday, November 22, 2014.  8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell
One Capital Way, Pennington


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.
Tuesday, November 4, 2014.  2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Sunrise of Wall
2600 Allaire Road, Wall

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.
Thursday, October 23, 2014.  6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Bayshore Healthcare Center
715 North Beers Street, Holmdel

Living with Alzheimer’s for Caregivers: Late Stage
Due to its slow and progressive nature, it is often difficult for those living with or affected by Alzheimer’s disease to think about issues that they will be faced with in the later stages of the disease. It is important to begin this conversation early, so the wishes of the person with dementia regarding future care needs can be fully considered and discussed. Additionally, it is helpful for caregivers to be aware of the potential changes that occur with the disease progression and to be prepared for the evolving caregiver role, working with the health care team, and the changes in physical, communicative, and cognitive abilities that will eventually occur.
The most current research about care in the late stage of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia indicates the benefit of including the person’s physical, emotional and spiritual needs in the treatment plan. Care becomes much more focused on how the person still can connect with others and engage with the environment.
This program will offer information about providing care, communicating, developing resources and working with your care team to support the individual during the later stages of the disease.
Tuesdays, November 11 & 18, 2014.  6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
NJ Neuroscience Institute at JFK Medical Center
65 James Street, Edison

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.
Sunday, November 9, 2014.  11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Presbyterian Church of Lawrence
2688 Main Street, Lawrenceville, NJ
 

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Alzheimer’s Disease: A Workshop for Caregivers
Sussex County Caregiver Conference
 
There are many complex issues that caregivers 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 feature speakers with in-depth knowledge on topics of concern to caregivers. Practical information will be shared about medication safety and key Medicare benefits. An attorney will provide information about legal considerations as families prepare for the future.

Breakfast will be provided by Bristol Glen Continuing Care Retirement Community.

RSVP required: 973.586.4300  

View brochure

Saturday, November 1, 2014.  8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Newton Medical Center - Romano Conference Center
175 High Street, Newton



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.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014.  7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Franklin Township Public Library
485 DeMott Lane, Somerset

 

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